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374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 6:08 am

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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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 6:15 am

By tonight, at least 5 people will die because of gunshot wounds in Los Angeles.
 
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 6:17 am

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.
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 6:22 am

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..
 
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 6:30 am

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.
 
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:22 am

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?
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:29 am

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.
 
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:33 am

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.
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:36 am

Since when are people dying, no matter how many..."taken as red"? What kind of world do you live in?
 
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:37 am

Fire on the train.
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:39 am

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.
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:42 am

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.
 
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:44 am

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.
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:47 am

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
 
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:50 am

The 4,000 deaths in NY affected everyone, because people from all types of nationalities were killed.
 
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:50 am

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.

 
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:54 am

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.
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:56 am

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
 
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:00 am

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
 
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:04 am

Nice sentiment, TNNO.
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:06 am

I meant TNNH, of course.  Big grin
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RE: 374 Die In Cairo

Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:31 am

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.

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