At least 274 people were killed and 2,937 injured when an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale shook El Salvador on February 13, 2001. The epicentre of the earthquake was 20 kilometres

There seems to be no reprieve from a natural disasters this year. The latest culprit is the Typhoon Babs, which caused havoc in the Philippines leaving behind at least 124 dead and forcing thousands

COIR IS excellent for making the nettings or grids used on denuded hill-sides to fix soil and promote growth of vegetation, which, in turn, prevents landslides and improves the ecological balance in