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    7.6 Quake-India, Pakistan and Afghanistan

    at this point, they're stating about 3,00 killed

    http://www.news24.com/News24/World/N...813684,00.html

    Islamabad - The massive quake in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, that triggered landslides, toppled an apartment building and flattened villages of mud-brick homes, has killed more than 3 000 people.

    Pakistan's dead included 250 girls crushed by rubble when their school collapsed, and 200 soldiers on duty in Kashmir.

    For hours, aftershocks from the 7.6-magnitude quake rippled across the region as rescue teams struggled to clear piles of debris in a desperate search for survivors.

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    These areas are so populated high death counts are inevitable

    Very sad about the school girls.

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    I missed this earlier when I started a separate thread...

    There have been 8 aftershocks so far...the strongest
    of which was 6.0 magnitude!!!

    Hope everyone keeps them in
    prayer.
    They need it.

    love,

    Ariel

    Ps-I have an acquaintance there named
    Sabbo...I'd sure appreciate prayers for
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    I hope Bin Laden and other Al Qaeda members were killed in the quake, if nothing else. I don't normally wish death on someone, but if some terrorists went down in the quake, we're all better off. Very sad about the innocents who died, such as children, though. Prayers for them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight
    I hope Bin Laden and other Al Qaeda members were killed in the quake, if nothing else. I don't normally wish death on someone, but if some terrorists went down in the quake, we're all better off. Very sad about the innocents who died, such as children, though. Prayers for them.
    I can't help but agree with your post. Children are the most importent part and never to be forgotten. They are the hope of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson
    I can't help but agree with your post. Children are the most importent part and never to be forgotten. They are the hope of the world.
    Hurricane Katrina was devastating, yet even so we are fortunate to live in an industrialized nation with great resources.

    May all who suffer be swiftly relieved of their suffering.

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    18,000 dead - that is incredible.. over 41,000 injured

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    I am sick with worry

    My husband and I returned home today from vacation and are still trying to establish contact with my sister who lives in Islamabad having moved there in July from Maracaibo, Venezuela. My brother in law works for Schlumberger oil. We are just worried sick and pray that we hear something soon... Two of their four children are here in the states attending university at LSU. This family has been through so much as my niece and nephew have just gone through hurricane Katrina while attending university in Louisiana. If you are a believer in prayer, we ask that you offer some up for my family, Thank you ~ Indigo
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    I pray for the decent people of these areas.Indigo prayers go out for your sister and family.Please keep us informed.My husbands heart specialist is from Pakistan.I am sure he has family there.I feel so bad for the school children.I must admit my first thought was I pray it got Usama and friends,horrible to wish for but true as DarkKnight said.

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    I have traveled in India and Nepal. There are no social services there. If you think Katrina was chaotic this is beyond conception.


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    Quote Originally Posted by indigomood
    My husband and I returned home today from vacation and are still trying to establish contact with my sister who lives in Islamabad having moved there in July from Maracaibo, Venezuela. My brother in law works for Schlumberger oil. We are just worried sick and pray that we hear something soon... Two of their four children are here in the states attending university at LSU. This family has been through so much as my niece and nephew have just gone through hurricane Katrina while attending university in Louisiana. If you are a believer in prayer, we ask that you offer some up for my family, Thank you ~ Indigo
    I shall pray and have prayed Indigo...pls let us know when you hear
    from them.

    I cannot believe that I just talked to Sabbo YESTERDAY....
    It is unreal.... he seemed so excited to tell me that he was in
    Pakistan! (He's from Italy.)
    18,000.........dead
    41,000 +.........injured...

    Staggering.

    with love,

    Ariel

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigomood
    My husband and I returned home today from vacation and are still trying to establish contact with my sister who lives in Islamabad having moved there in July from Maracaibo, Venezuela. My brother in law works for Schlumberger oil. We are just worried sick and pray that we hear something soon... Two of their four children are here in the states attending university at LSU. This family has been through so much as my niece and nephew have just gone through hurricane Katrina while attending university in Louisiana. If you are a believer in prayer, we ask that you offer some up for my family, Thank you ~ Indigo
    Indigo! Please let us know what you hear. Love ya girl,

    I'll be thinking of you lady and your family.

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    I work in the automotive business. Several years ago, the major OEM's like Ford and GM and the larger Tier One's moved certain parts of their business to India. Though it angered me that many of my contemporaries lost their jobs, I have met many people who work there and deal with them on an almost daily basis with emails and phone calls, and have grown to respect them for their dedication and work ethics.

    And now on Monday I shall have to start the rounds of contacting them to see if they're alright.

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    Indigo, I am still praying for your sis and family!!
    I hope you hear something GOOD and SOON!!!

    I just emailed Sabbo; if he is ok, I expect
    it will be awhile before I hear back all things
    considered. Keep him in prayers,too y'all?

    My heart breaks looking at
    the pics from over there.

    Here's the latest cnn.com article...for anyone
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    http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapc...tan/index.html

    love y'all,

    Ariel

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