Natural Disater Essay

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Man versus nature has been an ultimate conflict since the beginning of human life on earth. The battle between man and nature is fought with natural disasters like the Columbian volcanic eruption in November 1985 and the typhoon in Philippines in November 2013. Nature always wins leaving us in catastrophe of loss lives and property damages. The article “ Philippines Storms Kills Estimated 10,000, Destruction Hampers Rescue Efforts,” by Manuel Mogato and Roli Ng from BBC World news, November 10, 2013 reported about 9.5 million people being affected by this disastrous storm across the nine regions in the Philippines. “Equipped Rescuers Dig Out Volcanic Victims; Aid Slow to Reach Columbian ...view middle of the document...

On the other hand, the article about the powerful typhoon swept across the Philippines also mentioned mass grave of ten thousand dead and regions covered in wreckages. The horrific destructions in the Philippines, in comparison, can be spotted a helicopter and bodies were left floating in the water. There was still little remains of wooden houses and belongings. The devastation was air-born and it is only the matter of time to be healed. The cultivated Armero will by remain sentimental to the people of Columbia underneath the earth’s crust of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano. Underneath this holy ground, remains of the wandering souls are conjointly printed on the hardened earth.
Turning back on the wheel of time, rescuers were arduously trying to free the cemented victims from the mud. The efforts were length and inefficient as they tried to tug against the earth. Some victims died after spotted and still rooted to the ground. It was agonizing to watch the victims pushing out their final breath. “This makes one feels useless,” said Alferez, the Red Cross Chief as he shook his head in...

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