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Korea investigators say life rafts not working properly on sunk ferry's sister ship

South Korean investigators said on Friday that life rafts and escape chutes on a sister ship to a sunken ferry were not working properly.The Sewol ferry, weighing almost 7,000 tons, sank on a routine trip from the port of Incheon, near Seoul, to the southern holiday island of Jeju. 54 more words

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The Korean ferry disaster

Big digital screens on both sides of the altar showed cellphone messages sent from South Koreans nationwide. On a billboard outside, one mother had written, “My beloved daughter and son, I will carry you in my heart till I join you in heaven.”

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Thank you note to a serial killer


I’ve been thinking about this meme all day. Both because it’s funny, and absurd, and a little bit true. Hearing of others disasters tends to make us all grateful for our lack of them. 678 more words

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What If


So, it’s basically inspired by film “The Philosopher.” The lecturer was having the last exam. And it’s about global cataclysm. He told his student to have a vision in future and imagine about atomic cataclysm. 496 more words

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One year anniversary of Rana Plaza disaster

Exactly one year ago today the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed taking 1.138 lives, and 140 are still unaccounted for. After this disaster we’ve learned that there were certain western brands that had their clothing manufactured there. 114 more words

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Are You Taking Part in America's Prepareathon Hosted by FEMA?

Check out America’s Preparathon hosted by FEMA and taking place on April 30 this year. It’s pretty much an all-hazards event, so no matter where you are in the country, there’s a disaster just for you. 42 more words

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UNICEF East Asia and Pacific: In Japan, children help prepare for future natural disasters

Children are often the most vulnerable victims in disasters.  Even in the US there is considerable variation iacross the states as illustrated in this Save the Children Readiness Report Card… 103 more words

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