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374 Die In Cairo  
User currently offlineDelta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 778 times:

Just saw a little headline on the bottom of the screen on CNN that said 374 die in a passenger train wreck south of Cairo. Ive been flipping around the news stations and havent found anything about it so i figure i may of read the headline wrong, and if so i appologize. Can anyone confirm this or give me any details? Kinda upsetting that none of the us news agencies have any coverage of this, and its just clouded up with bush, Asia Etc. Thanks

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User currently offlineRolex01 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 759 times:

By tonight, at least 5 people will die because of gunshot wounds in Los Angeles.

User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11475 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 755 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/africa/02/20/egypt.train/index.html The train was headed to Luxor when it caught fire 70KM south of Cairo.


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 750 times:

Pretty highly covered here, but compared to a train Wreck in the UK where 16 fatalities happen and its a national disaster and the train system is unsafe dangerous etc etc..

User currently offlineMusalmaan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 740 times:

If you go to yahoo, click on the headline there and and than go to the slide show...they have pictured of charred and curled up dead bodies...

May Allah SWT keep all of us safe from such horific deaths and give patience to the victim's loved ones.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 730 times:

By tonight, at least 5 people will die because of gunshot wounds in Los Angeles.



And 374 died in one fell swoop.

What's your point?


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 729 times:

And 374 died in one fell swoop.

What's your point?


I think his point might be the same as your point that you are conveying in this post.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 728 times:

Yeah, people die, life goes on, but 374 people dying in a train crash is unexpected. 5 people a night being killed in LA by guns is taken as red.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 725 times:

Since when are people dying, no matter how many..."taken as red"? What kind of world do you live in?

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 725 times:

Fire on the train.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 724 times:

KROC, do you see in-depth news reports everytime a person is shot? When a shopkeeper is shot in a robbery, is it in the news, local or otherwise, for more than half a day?

It's a sad truth, but people die, for various reasons, and a lot of us don't care.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 720 times:

Okay. Allot of us don't care. Just like allot of us might care more that 5 people will die by tonight in L.A. Shootings, more than they care about 374 dying in Cairo. I'm not trying to sound like a dick, but its true. L.A. is closer to home for me than Cairo, so I am inclined to agree with Rolex.

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 717 times:

I agree to a point. Honestly, i don't think a lot of us can care about someone dying at the other side of the world. However, there's a limit. Just how 3000 people dying in New York affected me 3000 miles away, 374 people dying far away affects me too.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 717 times:

Amazing how the death of 6 Israelis at a checkpoint is in the news,but the death of 374 peopke isnt.The media has its own agenda

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 712 times:

The 4,000 deaths in NY affected everyone, because people from all types of nationalities were killed.

User currently offlineHoffa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 726 times:

Amazing how the death of 6 Israelis at a checkpoint is in the news,but the death of 374 peopke isnt.The media has its own agenda

They're both in the news. Sounds like you're the one with the agenda.



User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 708 times:

KROC, I'd have to disagree. The nationalities involved didn't make the attacks horrendous. If all those killed were American, I'd still feel the same, just as if they were all French or all German.

Just because the news say "xxx people in the WTC were British" how does that make me feel different? I didn't know these people. They're as annonamous to me as the American's killed.


User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 707 times:

of course donder10, the zionist media hates arabs, of course of coruse.

you really don't understand don't you. Have you thought how EXTRAORDINARILY different these two situations are.

374 is terrible, but what are the long and short term effects? Egypt buys better railroad cars. What about the 6 soldiers? Israel reinvades the west bank and all of a sudden 7 million people could find themself in the middle of a regional war.

So while 374 is tragic, and no one is happy it happened, the repercussions of this one fluke event on the world stage are minimal other than some Canadian company getting an order for new train cars.

The Israeli tragedy on the other hand could quickly lead to regional destabilization.

Do you people think???

TNNH


User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 704 times:

Also, I want to add that this catastrophe was horrible and when I first read the news reports on CNN I was shocked and saddened. I wish to extend my deepest condolences to all the Egyptian reading this as I did to my many Egyptian friends here at school.

This tragedy hurt me deeply as have the many other recent fluke trajedies in Lagos, Nigeria, and the fireworks explosion in Central America.

Sad and depressing.

TNNH


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 698 times:

Nice sentiment, TNNO.

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 696 times:

I meant TNNH, of course.  Big grin

User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6375 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 667 times:

This tragic is so meaningsless.

I noticed that there were steel bars covering all windows. I have never seen that before.

On the contrary I have never been on a train without glass hammers hanging on the wall so you could always just evacuate through the windows.

What's the purpose of those steel bars? Was it a "prison train"? Has anybody got any explanation?

And even more mysterious: Why didn't they just walk out of the doors? Were they also locked?

I have never seen anything more meaningless.

Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
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