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World's Deadliest Natural Disasters

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Njowepo, May 14, 2008.

  1. Njowepo

    Njowepo JF-Expert Member

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    A look at some of the deadliest natural disasters around the world in the past 40 years:
    • May 2008: Earthquake (magnitude 7.9) hits Sichuan province in central China. Thousands are killed.
    • May 2008: Cyclone Nargis strikes Myanmar, killing more than 30,000 and leaving an additional 30,000 missing.
    • October 2005: Northern Pakistan earthquake (magnitude 7.6) kills about 78,000 people.
    • August 2005: U.S. Gulf Coast Hurricane Katrina kills at least 1,600 people in Louisiana and Mississippi.
    • December 2004: Indian Ocean tsunami (triggered by magnitude 9.0 earthquake) kills 230,000 in a dozen countries.
    • December 2003: Southeastern Iran earthquake (magnitude 6.5) kills 26,000.
    • August 1999: Western Turkey earthquake (magnitude 7.4) kills 17,000.
    • October 1998: Central America Hurricane Mitch kills 9,000.
    • April 1991: Bangladesh cyclone kills 140,000.
    • June 1990: Northwestern Iran earthquake (magnitude 7.7) kills 50,000.
    • July 1976: Northeastern China earthquake (magnitude 8.2) kills 240,000, with some estimates at 655,000.
    • November 1970: Bangladesh cyclone kills 300,000. World's deadliest cyclone on record.
    It could be that God is delibarately teaching people of this world in parables due to the rampantly increasing sins all over the world.
    Ebu tumrudie mungu ndugu zanguni
     
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