JAN 01] COVENTRY UNIVERSITY NEWS
Student Flies Out To Help Earthquake Victims
Coventry University student who is learning about disaster
management has been sent to India to help deal with the
aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
Conway was deployed to Bhuj, India on Saturday evening to help
with the tragic events in the region.
is a student on the university’s unique Disaster Management
course in the newly-formed School of Science and the
taking part in a two-year training course with Rapid UK, Mark
offered his services for the on-call register, to assist with
disasters as and when they arise.
and the team were flown out to India and have sent reports back
to the UK office on the progress they are making.
per cent of Bhuj has been destroyed by the earthquake.
UK have been searching through the rubble of over 70 high-rise
buildings for survivors.
and the team were called to a building where it was suspected a
mother and her two sons were buried.
rescue team was too late for the mother and the younger son, but
they managed to help the older boy. He has received medical
treatment and is said to be doing well in a field hospital close
to the site.
Anne Eyre, course tutor at the Centre for Disaster Management
are all very pleased that Mark is able to help. We were
anxious at first because we had no reports of his exact
is extremely satisfying to know that the Disaster Management
course and his training have equipped Mark to be able to help
in such a positive way."
course Mark is studying on is International Disaster Engineering
and Management course, which has been run from the School of
Science and the Environment for seven years.
School also runs a course titled Development and Health in
Disaster Management, which is now in its fifth year.