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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – August 18, 2013

Posted by feww on August 18, 2013

Extreme monsoon triggers severe flooding, swamps more than 200 villages in Pakistan

The latest episode has left hundreds of people dead, injured or unaccounted for, local media reported.

“The rains affected 334,764 people, killed at least 108 people, and wounded 104,” said a senior National Disaster Management Authority official. The rains have hit 770 villages and completely destroyed 2,427 houses across Pakistan, he added.

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An aerial view of the flood-hit area of Boddomali in Sialkot district, Punjab province, in Pakistan. PHOTO: APP (Image may be subject to copyright).

Flood warnings have been issued for more than 200 villages near the Chenab River, officials said.

Egypt Killing Fields

Egyptian army and the paramilitary police have evacuated supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi from AL Fateh Mosque in downtown Cairo. The latest  round of clashes starting Friday thru Saturday morning have left at least 173 civilian and 57 military/police personnel dead, according to government figures.

Floods, typhoon devastate China

“Dozens of people have been killed and millions more affected in China as floods ravaged the country’s northeast and typhoon lashed southern provinces over the past few days,” said a report.

The worst affected areas are in Jilin, Heilongjiang and Liaoning Provinces.

“While the northeast regions are battling the flooding, southern Guangdong Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region are fighting with a devastating typhoon (TY UTOR, the 11th and the strongest so far this year, made landfall Wednesday near Yangjiang, Guangdong), which has left at least 10 people dead and four others missing.” The report said.

The SW monsoon hit Guangdong soon after the typhoon, leaving more people  dead and others missing, according to local flood control authorities.

Floods have destroyed or severely damaged at least 60,000 homes in the affected areas.

Residents of Seddon, NZ Abandon Town After Quake Swarm

[Our thanks to Nana for the heads up. JMC]

Terrified residents were fleeing Seddon last night after a 5.5 earthquake rattled the quake-weary town.

The aftershock that struck just before 9 o’clock last night was more than some residents could take, with at least one family leaving town for good.

Red Cross team leader Ben McKinnon said the succession of strong aftershocks was proving too much for some locals.

“We’ve actually just had people turn up after this latest aftershock who were heading for Nelson tonight.

“They’ve decided they don’t want to live in Seddon any more. They’ve got very young kids and they’re going nuts so they just threw everything into the car and took off.

“There’s a lot of very anxious people and anxious kids as well,” said McKinnon, who was manning a welfare centre at Seddon School.

Despite widespread damage to homes at the epicentre of Friday’s quake there have been just five injuries, including one person with a broken back. [More… ]

34 Dead, 85 missing in the Philippines latest maritime disaster

Death toll in the ferry collision off the Philippine Coast has climbed to 34, officials said.  St Thomas Aquinas passenger ferry collided with the cargo vessel MV Sulpicio Express 7 in the seas off Talisay, Cebu Province in central Philippines.  As of Sunday morning, at least 85 passengers were unaccounted for.

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Cairo’s Deadliest Day: Official Death Toll Hits 525

Posted by feww on August 15, 2013

Massacre in Egypt: More than 3,000 dead, 5,000 wounded

Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted in a military coup six weeks ago, say about 3,000 demonstrators have been killed and at least 5,000 others wounded, according to news reports.

The latest carnage was the third and by far the bloodiest mass killings of pro Morsi demonstrators since the president was ousted.

The army-installed government has declared a 30-day state of emergency, imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the capital and 10 other provinces.

Violent clashes between the security forces and Morsi supporters have also bloodied the cities of Alexandria, Assiut, Fayoum, Minya and Suez, as well as Beni Suef and Buhayra provinces, reports said.

Turkish Prime Minister RT Erdogan described the mass killings as a “very serious massacre,” said a report.

“I am calling on Western countries. You remained silent in Gaza, you remained silent in Syria … You are still silent on Egypt. So how come you talk about democracy, freedom, global values and human rights?” He said at a news conference.

In contrast, the UAE, one of the Gulf Arab states worried by Morsi’s victory in last year’s election, has fully supported the bloodshed, saying the Egyptian government had “exercised maximum self-control,” said a report.

On February 11, 2011, FIRE-EARTH said:

“Informed sources say influential members of Saudi Arabian royal family are inciting large scale violence in Egypt by promising to pay $1,000 for each demonstrator killed by the Egyptian security apparatus.”

In all likelihood, President Morsi would be killed “accidentally” while in detention, FIRE-EARTH blog advisers said.

On December 18, 2011, FIRE-EARTH commented:

  • At least a dozen demonstrators have been killed and about 500 others wounded by the Egyptian army following a third day of clashes in a new round of uprising as the winter of the so called “Arab Spring” deepens.
  • Increasingly, the Egyptians are realizing that what they actually participated in wasn’t a “revolution,” but a coup d’etat, cunningly orchestrated by the military and its paymasters and carried out on the back of a mass uprising.
  • Egypt is Israel’s next-door neighbor. Hell would freeze over before Egyptians are allowed to have a functioning democracy!

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Egypt Military Coup

Posted by feww on July 4, 2013

Military ousts Morsi, suspends Egyptian constitution

Egypt’s first democratically elected president has been ousted by the military leaders, a year after coming to office.

  • The military has put Morsi under house arrest, and arrested the top Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
  • At least 46 people  have been killed and hundreds more injured in clashes between Morsi’s supporters and his opponents since Sunday.
  • The most powerful man in the country now is the head of Egypt’s armed forces, Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi.

“The address of the president yesterday did not meet the demands of the masses of the people,” Sissi said,  adding that the military is drawing a roadmap with various groups  to put an end to “the state of division.”

“The military’s roadmap consists of dissolving the constitution and holding early presidential elections,” he said.

U.S. military contacts with Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi date back more than 30 years, when he took a U.S. infantry basic training course at Fort Benning in Georgia in 1981, said a report quoting U.S. officials.

Meanwhile, President Morsi’s office released a statement concerning his ouster by the military:

“Dr. Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt, emphasizes that the measures declared by the Chief Command of Armed Forces represent a military coup d’état, which we categorically reject, in whole or part by all the honest honorable men who struggled for the transformation to democracy. The president stresses, in his capacity as the president of the republic and chief commander of armed forces, that all the citizens, civilians and militarians, leaders and soldiers, are required to adhere to the Constitution and law; not to respond to this coup which will throw Egypt back to the dark ages; and to maintain peaceful behaviors and avoid bloodshed.”

On December 18, 2011, FIRE-EARTH commented:

  • At least a dozen demonstrators have been killed and about 500 others wounded by the Egyptian army following a third day of clashes in a new round of uprising as the winter of the so called “Arab Spring” deepens.
  • Increasingly, the Egyptians are realizing that what they actually participated in wasn’t a “revolution,” but a coup d’etat, cunningly orchestrated by the military and its paymasters and carried out on the back of a mass uprising.
  • Egypt is Israel’s next-door neighbor. Hell would freeze over before Egyptians are allowed to have a functioning democracy!

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