Saturday, May 27, 2006

2,700 dead in Java earthquake

What does an earthquake have to do with coffee?

More than 2,900 people were killed today and thousands injured when a powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Java.

Another earthquake? Boy, that whole region over there is pretty unstable huh. In so many colorful ways as well.
The quake hit one of the most densely populated places on earth, flattening large swaths of built-up areas.
If there is an earthquake in an unpopulated region does it make a sound?

Roads and bridges were destroyed, hindering efforts to get taxis and pickup trucks filled with the wounded to hospitals.

Notice the absence of ambulances. Last thing I want to do is jump into a taxi after I have my house crumble onto my head. Then you have to pay the fare.


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