Natural Disasters In 2008


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Natural Disasters In 2008


A soldier on the banks of the Rio Blanco looks at a cloud of ash from the Chaiten Volcano in southern Chile on June 25


An aerial photograph captures the plume of ashes spewed by the Chaiten volcano in Chile, on May 31


The Chaiten volcano in Chile erupts during storms in the middle of the night on May 3


A mother mourns as Chinese soldiers carry the body of her child who was killed when a school building collapsed during the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Dujiangyan, Sichuan province, on May 13


A photo taken on May 17 shows destroyed buildings in the earthquake-damaged town of Beichuan, Sichuan Province, China


A flattened taxi lies under a boulder on the earthquake-damaged streets of Beichuan in Sichuan Province on May 16


In this May 27, photo, a man carries a mattress he removed from an earthquake-destroyed apartment in Yingxiu, in China's Sichuan province


Aid is dropped over the earthquake-hit Qingchuan County, Sichuan province, on May 24


Chinese paramilitary soliders carry a giant panda at the earthquake-damaged China Conservation and Research Centre, about 30 kilometres from the epicentre of the magnitude-8.0 earthquake, on May 23


This September 10 image, taken by the crew of the International Space Station flying 220 statute miles above Earth, shows Hurricane Ike


Fish remain stuck in a fence on September 15 as flood waters caused by Hurricane Ike recede, in West Orange, Texas


A young male lion rests near the altar of the First Baptist Church of Crystal City, Texas, on 16 September. The lion was a part of a zoo, and was left in the church by its owner to ride out Hurricane Ike


People seek refuge from flood waters in east Nepal on August 24. More than two million people were affected by flooding after a dam burst


Cattle stand stranded on small islands surrounded by flood waters in the Indian state of Bihar on September 7, after a breach in the embankments of the Kosi river, north of a dam in Nepal



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Residents search for survivors in a school that collapsed on the outskirts of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince on November 7


A relative of a victim argues with police officers at the site where a school collapsed in Petionville, Haiti, November 9


A huge tornado funnel cloud touches down in Orchard, Iowa, on June 10, at 9:04pm


Debris from homes lies scattered in Prattville, Alabama on February 17, after severe storms and a tornado damaged parts of the city


In this October 13 photo, traffic snakes up a road as residents flee their hillside homes during a fast moving, wind-driven brush fire in Los Angeles


A firefighter uses a flare gun to set a backfire in the rugged area of Little Tujunga Canyon, north of Los Angeles in the early hours of October 12


In this June 25 photo, a US Navy Seahawk helicopter hovers around the sunken passenger ferry, the MV Princess of the Stars, while divers continue a search and rescue operation, in the Philippines. A storm overturned the seven-storey ferry


An ambulance is covered with mud after a landslide occured in Villar Pellice, near Turin, Italy, on May 29


Vehicles are trapped at the site of a collapsed subway tunnel in Hangzhou, China, on November 15


The broken spillway of a vanadium mine is seen in Shanyang county, Shaanxi province, China, on July 22


A firefighter climbs across a wire to evacuate residents stranded by floods caused by a mudslide in Chuxiong, China, on November 2


In this September 12 photo, a home burns on the beach on Galveston Island, Texas, as Hurricane Ike approaches


Workers load the carcasses of horses into a truck at an equestrian club in Mexico City on August 26. Heavy rain caused floods, drowning at least 50 trapped horses and killing a night watchman​