There were a couple of tragedies this week in the Federal Capital Territory that barely scraped into the news: at least 9 people died when a building in construction collapsed, then this morning, a Julius Berger container lorry full of people crashed, killing at least 11 people, and perhaps up to 30. On top of the casual way in which it was announced in the papers earlier this week that 43 people died running in a race, as part of training to join the Immigration Service, its all too much. If any these events happened in America, there would be a national day of mourning, or at least a huge outcry. Is the media too sensitive to a story over there, and is there too much vanity in grief, or is there nowhere near enough sensitivity over here? Every night, hundreds of people begin their mourning over needless deaths, and nothing seems to change.
Weekend Special, 26 March 2017
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