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Yesterday, I was upset, shocked, and lost at the prospect of 40,000 people having been killed. Today, I read this:
About 77,000 people have been confirmed killed in the earthquake and waves.
The tragedy cannot get any greater, however many more people die. I cannot comprehend the idea of 10,000 people, let alone 77,000 people, losing their lives in one event. It truly is of biblical proportions.
I urge you to browse some of the blogs of people who were there (such as Crossroads Dispatches and Moichido), and try to imagine what a terrible event this has been for all involved. And then go and donate whatever you can to the charities seeking to help these poor, poor people.