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The price of education in a land where illiteracy means death

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posted on 08.05.2018, 00:00 authored by Olav MuurlinkOlav Muurlink
'Snakes took shelter with men. Snakes did not kill men, men did not kill snakes. It seemed that the end of the world had started.” The words are a rare oral record of the worst environmental disaster in recorded history, which took place in 1970 when a relatively small cyclone combined with a high tide in the bowl-like topography of the Bay of Bengal, and whipped up a huge wall of water which swamped the low lying delta island of Bhola, Bangladesh. As many as half a million were drowned or crushed by the wave. When

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Volume

16

Issue

1

Start Page

28

End Page

29

Number of Pages

2

ISSN

1832-4916

Publisher

Minnis Communications

Additional Rights

Available from publisher website

Peer Reviewed

No

Open Access

Yes

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Education Today

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