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India Quake Survivors Complain of Slow Aid

Angry villagers blocked roads in earthquake-ravaged regions of Indian- controlled Kashmir on Sunday, complaining the government was too slow in getting rescue and aid efforts to them.

Hundreds were known dead from the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that rocked South Asia on Saturday and rescue workers and soldiers still pulling bodies from wreckage in the frontier Tangdar region, 65 miles north of Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu-Kashmir state.

While the worst of the quake's devastation came in neighboring Pakistan, where tens of thousands were reported dead, damage was severe in parts of Jammu-Kashmir.

Collapsed houses and shops line the streets in towns and villages nestled in Tangdar's deep valleys as well as in the towns of Uri, Punch and Srinagar. Hundreds of people were injured.

Most people spent the night in the open, lighting fires with wood pulled from fallen houses to keep warm in near-freezing temperatures.


must be Bushes fault again:)
http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/10/09/D8D4HSV80.html

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(NT) (NT) It's always Bush's fault.

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Let's face it

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To the victim, help is always too slow even if the event is totally unexpected (like an earthquake) and the area is remote.

You feel for these people in remote areas but they are remote which means hard to get to esp. when the roads have been washed out.

Diana

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One thing I notice in the footage ...

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... lots of MEN digging through the rubble, carrying dead bodies off, etc. You didn't see that, unfortunately, in N.O. Sad

Evie Happy

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Let's face it

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If you live in a remote area, you are used to doing for yourself not sitting around waiting for someone else to take care of you.

Diana

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I don't think it's just remote areas

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think of 9/11 and all those featured in the news stories who took it upon themselves to help immediately. I think it has to do with different communities' cultures, ones where the people see what needs to be done and do it and others where they see what needs to be done and tell others to do it because they aren't used to making efforts.

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