Many people were crushed to death, by falling buildings, as they rushed into the streets in panic, mostly in their night-clothes.
Over 3,000 people were killed, thousands were made homeless, as the earthquake struck. About a half of the city was laid waste by fire, and as the water mains were ruptured, there was little fireman could do, but to watch it burn.
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The good news? More and more people are turning back to tap water, which for the most part – besides being thousands times less expensive – is more wholesome. Bacteria levels measured in all brands of bottled water were consistently higher, and bacteria in bottled water multiplies during its time on warm supermarket shelves.
Many top hotels in the US, now only provide water from the tap.
In San Francisco a “tasty tap” campaign has recently been started.