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Monday 10 January 2005

Helicopter crash, aftershock rocks tsunami aid effort & debt relief pledged

A US helicopter crashed and a strong aftershock struck off Indonesia's traumatised Sumatra island Monday as aid groups struggled to reach survivors of the tsunamis that killed more than 156,000 people around Asia, while rich countries promised debt relief. An hour before the chopper went down, a strong earthquake was recorded off Sumatra at 6:18 am (2218 GMT Sunday) close to the site of the massive quake two weeks ago that unleashed the tsunamis, the Hong Kong Observatory said.

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

great article

Mon Jan 10, 05:56:00 PM IST