Library Damage Resulting From The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake
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Library Damage Resulting From The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake
Image:Meulaboh.jpg, An aerial view of the coastal city of Meulaboh, Indonesia, after the tsunami. The public library in Meulaboh was completely destroyed. Library damage resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake has been reported in six Asian countries. On December 26, the massive 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake struck off the northwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The resulting tsunamis killed more than 180,000 people. In addition to the loss of human lives, cultural institutions were destroyed in several Asian nations. Library, Libraries on the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka and the northern province of Aceh on Sumatra were most severely affected by the disaster. India Damage to libraries in India has not been well documented. Water damage was reported at Madras University Library in Chennai. The Asian Development Bank reports extensive damage to schools in the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. A government assessment found that 252 schools in Tamil Nadu need c ...
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Meulaboh
Meulaboh (or ''Moulabouh'') is the capital of West Aceh Regency, Indonesia. Geography Meulaboh is about 245 km southeast of Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province. Meulaboh is located in the western part of Sumatra island. 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake event Image:Meulaboh Hovercraft 050110-N-7586B-120.jpg, left, Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicle from USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is delivering materials and supplies needed by the citizens of Meulaboh. "The casualty rates in Meulaboh defy imagination," said Aitor Lacomba, Indonesian director of aid group International Rescue Committee. "Tens of thousands need immediate assistance there." A damaged airstrip was cleared, enabling International Red Cross medical teams from Japan, Spain and Singapore to begin treating survivors. Red Cross engineer Sara Escudero said "There is a strong smell of putrefaction and, whilst body retrieval has commenced, it can be assumed that there are still hundreds, possibly thousands o ...
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