Monday, 5 May 2008

Burmese Cyclone

The death toll from Saturdays' devastating cyclone in Burma may be more than 10,000, the country's foreign minister has said. Earlier, national radio had put the figure at 3,934 killed with 2,879 missing - a leap from the initial figure of 351 dead.

But Foreign Minister Nyan Win told state television that the toll could be more than 10,000. He said the secretive dictatorship would welcome international aid.

Up to five regions have been declared disaster zones after the cyclone, packing winds of up to 120mph, ripped through Burma's south-west.

Check out what you can do at the Red Cross Site.

Also, here's day five and day six (with Eddie Izzard) of the Video Campaign for Burmese freedom.

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