1. Peter says

    That first link didn’t work.

    Glad that Science Bloggers are covering the situation, since it took the American media a long time to catch up.

  2. raven says

    Some info filtering through about the cyclone. The coast got hit pretty hard. Death toll is 1700 but is expected to rise considerably as districts reestablish contact.

    Cyclone leaves thousands dead, millions homeless in Bangladesh
    by Shafiq Alam 2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    BARGUNA, Bangladesh (AFP) – Thousands of people are believed dead and millions are homeless and destitute after the worst cyclone in years tore through impoverished Bangladesh, officials said Saturday.

    More than 1,723 people were confirmed to have died and the number was rising by the hour as soldiers and relief workers battled to reach the worst-hit coastal districts that were smashed late Thursday as cyclone Sidr roared in from the Bay of Bengal.

    “We are expecting that thousands of dead bodies may be found within a few days,” the deputy head of the government’s disaster management office, Shekhar Chandra Das, told AFP in the capital Dhaka.

    “We have not been able to collect information about casualties in many remote and impassable places due to the disruption to communications,” he said…..