Taiwan typhoon

This whole week I can hear  news about Taiwan typhoon. This is the sad news for Taiwan people. A man lost his family members and relative total about 40 person. The administration   failing to recognize in time the scale of the crisis because mudslides damaged hundreds of villages.  The official death toll  could jump to 500, with hundreds feared buried beneath the rubble.   The rescue operation nearly doubled ,100,000 troops  cross   rivers and  bridges to reach victims. The government is now putting more efforts to help typhoon victims who have been without food and water for a week .  Weeping relatives set up  shrines  to honor  the souls of the dead return home after seven days.

“Grandpa, grandma, father, mother, why did you leave me all alone?” a young woman cried as she was knelt on the ground in Hsiaolin, saying she lost 44 relatives in the mudslides. Mourners laid out slippers, poured rice wine and burned paper money to comfort the dead. “My little girl, do you hear mummy calling you? Mummy’s missing you!” a woman wailed outside the flattened village in footage broadcast on private cable news channel ETTV.  Chinese action star Jet Li, who helped comfort survivors and unload supplies at a relief center in Kaohsiung county. “It will get better. Everybody is working very hard. We should have more understanding and give more encouragement,” Li told reporters, sporting a Red Cross cap.  Hong Kong actor Andy Lau joined other celebrities in answering phones as two Friday night televised fundraisers brought in more than NT$1.1 billion to aid typhoon victims. China has donated US$16 million while Hong Kong has donated US$6.4 million.  The international community has donated more than US$2 million while the Vatican contributed US$50,000 and Pope Benedict XVI offered his prayers for the victims. Morakot was the worst-ever typhoon to strike Taiwan, the president said on Friday, saying the scale of the damage was more severe than a 1959 typhoon that killed 667 people and left around 1,000 missing.


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