Burma: Cyclone updated top news (7 May 2008)
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French Official Urges UN to Force Aid on Myanmar
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People washed clothes next to their destroyed homes on the outskirts of Yangon on Wednesday. More Photos > By STEVEN ERLANGER PARIS – The French foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, said that the United Nations should invoke its “responsibility to …
US envoy says toll from Myanmar cyclone might reach 100000 The Associated Press
First UN aid flights start arriving in Myanmar Reuters
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The Associated Press –
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Bodies floated in flood waters and survivors tried to reach dry ground on boats using blankets as sails, while the top US diplomat in Myanmar said Wednesday that up to 100000 people may have died in the devastating cyclone.
A crack in Myanmar’s wall International Herald Tribune
Aid begins to trickle into cyclone-ravaged Myanmar Los Angeles Times
Ghosts and smell of victims haunt survivors of the Burma cyclone
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The stench of death hung over the Irrawaddy delta town of Labutta, where the blackened bodies of people and animals, rotting in the tropical heat, were washed aground as Burma’s cyclone floodwaters receded.
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BBC News – Foreign aid is beginning to arrive in Burma, devastated by a cyclone that left more than 22000 dead. The country’s secretive ruling generals have given a UN aid plane permission to land, while neighbouring India and Thailand have also sent aid flights.
Burmese prisoners ‘executed after cyclone hit’ Telegraph.co.uk
Burma death toll ‘likely to hit 80000’ ABC Online