January 05, 2005

South-East Asian Tsunami

Braganza puts the South-East Asian death toll into perspective:

Consider that Indonesia lost an estimated 80,000 people, roughly 16 times the number of Americans killed on 9/11 and yet Indonesia's total population is nearly a third less that of the US. Proportionately, Sri Lanka was hit even harder, losing about 30,000 people out of a population of 20 million. If the same proportion of Americans had been killed on 9/11 as Sri Lankans were killed on 12/26, the US death count would have almost 450,000.

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Posted by Mary at January 5, 2005 01:00 AM | International | Technorati links |