Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Disasters - Natural and Man made

Iran, Pakistan and Northern India was struck by an earthquake of 7.9 magnitude. It was the biggest earthquake Iran has experienced in 50 years. In India tremors were felt in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Tremors were also felt in the Gulf States.

There was an immense panic everywhere. In Iran it is being estimated that almost 40 people were killed while many were injured in Pakistan. Comparatively, India did not experience much destruction.

On the other side of the world, there was a bomb attack in Boston during a marathon. In this twin blasts 3 are reported dead while 176 were injured.

All my love and sympathies are with the victims of both disasters. The only sucky part is, the earthquake was a natural disaster, there was no way to stop it but what happened in Boston was a blotch on humanity. All those people didn't have to go through that pain and loss.

Natural disasters are sad and painful but when the disaster is man-made you couldn't help but feel anger and desolation. How a person can find it in itself to harm so many innocent people and not feel remorse for it, I will never understand that. 

With heavy heart concluding this post,
Arushi Raj

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