When Nature struck

When Nature struck

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The Bam Earthquake, Iran
The earth quaked again! Life shook to the roots. Emotions got blown, and hopes turned into despair. Within second splits, there were new identities – orphans, handicapped, widows, homeless and many more. And a saga of death and agony of those who couldn’t die. The ritual started- relief rushed, funds percolated, delegations moved, plans took shape, satellite images got flashed… Why do we need these repeated wake up calls? Will this one wake us up? Or again, we have to wait for another one?

  • 26th December ‘03, 0528 local time, 0158 GMT
  • Moment magnitude (MW): 6.6 Richter
  • Epicentre : Historic city of Bam, Iran
  • Casualty : Unknown (estimated 35,000 dead, 50,000 hurt)