KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks in the area where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 vanished earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people on board had crashed.
The air force planes were part of a multinational search operation launched after Flight MH370 fell off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early Saturday morning.
A Vietnamese government statement said the slicks were spotted late Saturday off the southern tip of Vietnam and were each between 10 kilometers (6 miles) and 15 kilometers (9 miles) long. There was no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane, but the statement said they were consistent with the kinds that would be produced by the two fuel tanks of a crashed jetliner.
A day after Typhoon Haiyan, which is one of the most powerful typhoons on record lashed six islands in the Philippines, it was reported that at least 100 people were killed and many more were injured.
The super typhoon with very strong winds, massive storm surges and heavy rains damaged and destroyed buildings, road, trees that some badly hit area looks as if they are in a war zone.
AP reported that Capt. John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority, said he had received “reliable information” by radio from his staff that more than 100 bodies were lying in the streets of the city of Tacloban on hardest-hit Leyte Island.
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Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013.
At least three people were killed and more than 140 people were injured.
It is a tragedy and I am very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friend.
The terrible flood in Pakistan is getting worse.
More than 1500 people were killed and over 3.2 million people effected by the flood.
Now Punjab is badly hit by the flood.
Water was so high, only treetops and uppermost floors of some buildings were visible in large tracts of Kot Addu and the nearby area of Layyah in the south of the province.
The flood is spreading to other areas in Pakistan too.
And more heavy rains are expected in the next few days.
More rain can cause more flood.
And there are lots of bad germs in the dirty flood water.
The flood victims are facing lots of waterborne diseases such as cholera, diarrhea and skin problems.
A lot of the flood victims don’t have clean water, enough food and medicine to fight the diseases.
More people will die especially the children.
The United Nations said that this is a terrible humanitarian disaster.
I think we should help the flood victims because the situation will get even worse if we do not help them.