Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Earthquake in China

Much before the disaster in Myanmar is forgotten, one of the biggest earthquakes, in the last few decades, hit China yesterday (11 May 2008). The quake that occurred in Sichuan province in South China measured 7.9 magnitude on Richter scale and took the lives of more than 12,000 people. The number might increase further, according to local civil ministry there. This is the biggest quake disaster in China after 1976 earthquake which claimed more than 200,000 lives.

The two different major disasters like cyclone & earthquake in two different Asian countries of Myanmar & China have occurred in a span of just two weeks. I may be silly but I could not avoid thinking this that will there be any other similar disaster soon ?? I have no words to explain my mind. So let's forget it for now.

Let us pray for peace of the souls of those who died and for the quick recovery of those who survived the quake.

God bless them!!


summer said...

it's the 'bad things happen in threes' rule that my grandmother used to recite. let's hope you are both just supersticious.

i think it will be interesting to compare the chinese government's response to a devastating national disaster vs. the US's terrible response to the hurricane in the south. so many in the US criticize china, but having been there and having met the amazing people who live there, i am certain that they will do all that they can to rescue and rebuild.

so sad for the children.

Peru said...

i too wish that this remain just supersticious :(

lets hope for good!