Sunday, November 25, 2007

U.S. Navy Ship, Helicopters In Bangladesh To Help

A U.S. Navy vessel arrived in Bangladesh yesterday to help relief efforts. The country's deadliest cyclone in 16 years killed about 3,500 people and left thousands missing or injured. At least 2 million people have been displaced, officials and aid workers say.
USS Kearsarge (LHD 3)
The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge anchored off Chittagong. The USS Essex was expected to arrive today. Each carries about 20 helicopters, which can deliver water, food, and medical supplies to remote areas in the battered south and southwestern regions, officials said.

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