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Chinese High-rise Fire Kills 42

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Disasters 
Images that were eerily similar to the 9/11 "attacks" haunted China earlier today as a high-rise apartment building in Shanghai was engulfed by flames.  The fire is said to have started in a stock of building materials being used in the 28 story structure's renovation and quickly spread up the tower.  Residents escaped the flames by climbing down scaffolding on the outside of the apartment complex, and others were rescued by helicopters until the flames and smoke made further rescues impossib...
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Mount Merapi Blast Largest In a Century

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : Disasters 
On Friday, Mount Merapi continued its roar back to life with the largest eruption in a century.  The Indonesian volcano caused clouds of hot gas to shoot down its slopes and caused clothing and even mattresses to fuse with dead bodies from the 1400 degree heat.  All day, the mountain spewed huge clouds of dust and ash that settled back to earth as far away as 300 miles.  The danger zone was expanded again today from 9 to 12 miles.  Residents have been secretly sneaking back in the area betwee...
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Indonesia On Self-Destruct?

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : Disasters 
The island nation of Indonesia appears to be in self-destruct mode these days. On October 26, Mount Merapi, a dangerous volcano, exploded to life, claiming dozens of lives.  Within 24 hours, a 7.7 earthquake struck the region, creating a ten-foot tsunami that killed over 440 people.  The volcano continued to rumble and bleed lava, and this morning, amidst a torrential downpour, it boomed with its biggest eruption, extending the danger zone around it from six to nine miles. At the same time a ...
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Indonesia Battered By Geological Disasters

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, In : Disasters 
Parts of Indonesia were badly battered late Monday and Tuesday by the combination of a 7.7 earthquake and its 14 aftershocks and the explosion of a major volcano which together took over 300 lives.  The massive quake triggered a 10-foot tsunami that washed away almost 80 percent of poorly built homes in the Mentawai island chain before the aftershocks, including a 6.2 and a 5.8, struck.  Not enough people were left to handle burying the dead, and bodies littered the beaches.  On Tuesday, the ...
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Gas Line Rupture Creates Inferno

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, September 10, 2010, In : Disasters 
A gas line ruptured in San Bruno, California, near San Francisco's international airport yesterday at 6:24 PM, causing a cataclysmic explosion that sent a huge fireball over 1,000 feet in the sky, triggering engulfing flames that consumed an entire neighborhood.  The explosion created a huge crater, reported as being over 50 feet wide and some twenty feet deep, and the ensuing inferno destroyed dozens of buildings, including at least 38 homes.  As of the morning of September 10, the flams wer...
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Russian Wildfires Could Pose Radioactive Threat

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, In : Disasters 
The surging wildfires in Russia seem to be getting the upper hand right now during the hottest summer in the country's history.  The fires are spreading to the Bryansk region, where in 1986 a nuclear reactor exploded and sent radioactive clouds over a wide area.  Scientists are afraid that the dust that settled in the Chernobyl area could be redistributed by smoke from the fires to a larger region and pose a threat to the population.  Russian officials claim that they have this situation unde...
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Millions Affected By Torrential Rain

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, August 9, 2010, In : Disasters 
The massive rain in China and Pakistan has caused death and devastation throughout the area.  As of late on August 9, local time, at least 337 people are known dead and over 1,150 are missing in China, where entire villages were swept away and many cities are still chest deep in brackish water and mud from landslides.  The situation is even worse in Pakistan, where, according to United Nations estimates, as much as 13.8 million people have been directly affected by the worst flooding in that ...
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Pakistani Airliner Crashes

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, In : Disasters 
A Pakistani Airblue plane crashed into a hillside early this morning as it was coming in for a landing, killing all 152 people aboard.  The plane, an AirbusA321, was ending a two-hour flight between Karachi and Islamabad in rainy, foggy weather when the control tower lost contact with it.  Local residents say the plane's flight was erratic before it crashed into a hillside, strewing plane and human body parts all over the area.  Red Crescent rescue workers were able to recover enough body par...
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Train Crash in India Kills Scores of People

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, July 19, 2010, In : Disasters 
About 2 A.M. local time, two trains slammed together July 19 at a station in Sainthia as one was pulling out and another sped in.  The impact was so horrific that part of one train wound up on an overpass above the tracks.  As of press time, at least 61 people are known dead and 125 injured.  Shortly after the crash, local residents rushed over to begin pulling out survivors with their bare hands.  Government rescuers arrived about three hours later, according to residents, although the gover...
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Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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