Thursday, June 14, 2007

Say that again

Heard on the news (while reporting on the devastation in Bangladesh due to global warming mudslides):

...the death toll now stands at 85, but is expected to rise into the hundreds as the army and police are brought in...


Macabre - on so many levels.

4 comments:

Jay said...

How many times does this have to happen?

Mama Zen said...

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Kate said...

It bothers me that death tolls are reported like football scores.

I wish they would say something like Annie Dillard wrote after a flood in Bangladesh. I am just trying to remember her exact words, but here is the general impact:

"To understand how devestating it is to lose 39,000 people in a flood, take all your own complicated fears and sadness and loss, then multiply it by 39,000."

Scribbit said...

It's hard to picture disasters like this on that scale.