Thursday, 30 April 2015
Lim Xin Yi (15 )
Link to StraitsTimes online article : nepal-earthquake-school-crumbling-so-orphans-sleep-the-open-201504
In this news article , it was reported that as result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 ( Saturday ) , had caused a meant for orphans and poor or neglected children to collapsed , living orphans from as young as 3 year olds to sleep in the open. This school is called The Children of the Universe and it is supported by a Singaporean , Ms Mo Shuyi, It was also stated that this school is situated just a few kilometres outside Kathmandu. According to the victims , the army has provided them with food , shelter and water. However, there is still currently n access to electricity there.
Personally , I feel sorry for the people in Nepal. Gone were not only their properties but their loved ones. After the earthquake struck Nepal , it was reported that not only did homes in villages to collapse, but high-rise buildings were also unable to withstand the vibration and gave in to the earthquake. Worst of all , till now , it has been reported that at least 7000 victims of the earthquake have been found dead while many others were either still disconnected or injured. I think that all these people are innocent and it was just extremely unlucky of them to be affected. I think that losing one's loved one is not a trivial matter as one's loved one is of much significance to oneself.Therefore, I believe that it will take the family members or friends of the dead to take a long time to get over the lose of someone who ad been so important to them , some people might not even recover from it. Furthermore, house or either swept away poor in poor conditions. Therefore, it will take the people much money , time and effort to rebuild clean up the houses.
I also feel very fortunate to live in Singapore as Singapore is safe from this kinds of natural disasters that happen to almost very other country in the world. I also cherish the time I spend with my loved ones , in a place where I will not have to worry about a catastrophe brewing.
Although Singapore is not experiencing such events, I believe that even though Singapore s a well-developed country, it will also not be able to avoid this disaster if t happens in Singapore. I feel so as I think that no matter how advanced technology is , it will never be able to avoid natural disasters that are meant to happen . I think that the most technology can help is by reducing the impact caused. Thus, I think that although Singapore is a very fortunate country to not experience such earthquakes, it will not be able to avoid it completely if it were to be able to happen in Singapore.