RUMANIA: A Bad Dream Comes True

"I keep thinking I shall awake soon from a bad dream." So said a young Rumanian last week, as he watched bulldozers and mechanical shovels snarl and roar through the debris in downtown Bucharest caused by the most devastating earthquake in the country's history (TIME, March 14). Rumanian President Nicolae Ceau┼čescu announced that the death toll for the country had reached 1,387; he estimated the number of wounded at 10,500, including 2,500 who were still hospitalized. The 20-second quake, which registered 7.2 on the Richter scale and was followed by 20 minutes...

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