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In the last few months, and mainly the last several weeks we in the UK have seen some dreadful things happening. Terrorism in London and Manchester, and today we woke to the latest tragedy to hit, the terrible fire in the 24 floor Grenfell Tower in West London.
My heart goes out to all those affected. The news states so far only 12 lives lost, but this block houses approximately 650 people, and the speed and ferocity of the fire mean the death toll will rise. It was a sorrowful thing to hear about, people throwing their children out the windows to save them, many adults leaping, and no doubt enduring severe injury from the drop.
I could not imagine what these people went through, and the survivors are currently going through. The enormity and horror of it are overwhelming, and as such we become voyeurs watching it unfold, rigid in front of the televisions, hoping for the best, but witnessing the worst, and all along grateful that we are not the victims.
It seems week in week out that something unpleasant happens, and London lately has been taking the hit constantly. I like many others, hope that this spate of terror and horror is at an end, and people can live again without all the fears borne from these events.
God bless those that have perished.
Again France is dealing with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 13th November 2015. It is shocking that these things go on, and for all their closed doors, France still managed to get attacked.
The mass media covered it fully, with footage showing on all news channels and across social media. However, there was little or no coverage of the people killed in attacks Beirut. These people matter just as much as the people of Paris, so why is there no mention of their deaths. Ali Awad was just 14, and one of the first victims, he along with 39 others and the three bombers died, but this is ignored. Today the New York Times published an article, but it seems a little to late.
It is a sad week for humanity.