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October 11, 2005
Mayor David Miller offers condolences in aftermath of natural disasters
Following several days of devastating natural disasters in South Asia and
Central America, Mayor David Miller has offered condolences to victims and
their families.

An earthquake that struck Pakistan, India and Afghanistan on Saturday has
caused widespread death and devastation. While the full extent of the
earthquake is not yet known, early reports suggest tens of thousands of people
have been killed. Meanwhile, Hurricane Stan has killed hundreds of others in
Central America and Mexico.

“Many Torontonians, including those in the city’s South Asian and Central
American communities, are grieving today, and many others are anxiously
awaiting word on the status of their loved ones,” said Mayor David Miller. “I
offer my condolences to the victims of these disasters, and my heart goes out
to their families and friends.”

International relief efforts are already underway.

“When disaster strikes, Torontonians consistently respond with tremendous
generosity,” said Mayor Miller. “I encourage people to donate to an
international charity that is working on the ground, such as the Canadian Red

Media Contact:

Patchen Barss
Office of the Mayor
416-338-7134 office
416-294-0897 cell

To donate, call the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-418-1111 or visit their Web sit



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