Friday, October 14, 2005

Earthquake Victims - Majority Women and Children

A report by David Fox states that more women and children were victims of the earthquake because of cultural factors.

...Officials say the majority of the estimated 40,000 victims of the 7.6 magnitude quake were women and children...Caught unawares, and probably in casual clothing, many women would never have fled into the relative safety of open streets despite the violent shaking of the buildings...
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