Red Cross estimates death toll around 50,000 which pales in comparison to the earthquake in Pakistan a few years ago and the tsuamni.
Obviously will go down as a major natural disaster but looking at history since 1900, it probably will not crack the top 20 of the worst of the worst.
Still, I'm glad to see major help being delivered from all across the globe.
Good and bad. Good that the death toll isn't 1/2M like the ambassador said.
Bad if it takes any emphasis away from help.