Jwenting, you bring up an interesting topic that goes way beyond this incident. I think this is a common theme around the world. When children are injured or killed in incidents that are unusual or horrifying, it brings out more acute attention and sympathy. Children getting attacked by animals is a common one, or kids getting stuck in wells, on towers, in ravines and so on. I think with this story, the element of a heroic effort that saved the childen added to its publicity. I don't think you can blame the public. These are just reported that way. This can do harm and mislead the public and even creep into political policy. Look at the school shooting in America. They are publicized to the point were parents are frightened to send their kids to school, yet more kids are killed in playground accidents than shot at school. More kids are killed in grocery stores from falling inventory than at school. School is still the SAFEST place a child could be, yet the press has people seeing otherwise. School shooting, while tragic, are incredibly rare, but nothing is said about the epidemic of children drowning in little blow-up pools. Another good example is airplane crashes. When a plane goes down with 120 people on it, it gets unbelievable press and I suspect it is a good reason why some people are scared to fly. People think planes are death-traps because of the horror that is portrayed when reporting a crash. They ignore the fact that that many people are killed on American highways within a short span of time CONSTANTLY! So I guess the point is that the press seems to 'glorify' (or 'horrify') tragedies based more on HOW the victims are hurt or killed. Does anyone disagree?