As you all know, a few days ago in Southeast Asia, a massive earthquake triggered a rare tsunami affecting many coastal countries in the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.
Three days after the disaster, the facts are alarming: more 25 000 "official" victims and more 30 000 disappeared. A few hundred tourists, including Europeans, are counted in the victims. And this fatal count is not over! One can fear a final balance of more than 100 000 victims!
How much would this number be reduced if effective surveillance, foresight and communication had been in place? In a few years such devices will probably be put in place but this proves, once again, the relative incompetence of man to make preventive actions ... but such disasters also show the solidarity of which the man is capable. Why is it only in times of crisis and urgency? Triumphant individual capitalism must be there for something! It's up to all of us to reverse this trend!
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