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Cyclone in Burma

Are you or anybody you know currently in Burma? Tell us what you see or what you have been told about the damage done by the cyclone. Can travellers do anything to help the people of Burma during this difficult time?
5 years ago, May 6th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #34412  
YANGON, Myanmar (CNN) -- The death toll from the Myanmar cyclone is more than 15,000 people, Myanmar's government has said, with at least 10,000 killed in the township of Bogalay alone, according to the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua.

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5 years ago, May 6th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #34442  
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I haven't seen any television reports but what I'm seeing on the internet looks terrible. Every time I look at any reports the death toll rises another few thousand - with the terrible infrastructure and poverty in the rural areas I'm sure this is just the start. I hope the regime relents and lets the aid agencies help. Reply to this

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All 38 Kiwis known to be in Myanmar have been accounted for - NZ Herald report Reply to this

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5 years ago, May 10th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #34856  
I hope this doesn't get counted as advertising and get deleted. Since people are discussing the cyclone in Myanmar I thought perhaps it would be worth posting a link here for a reliable place to donate money.

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