Who shall mourn for these souls?
All aboard the mourning craze
A reminder to the #MyGrief-is-greater clan that most deaths do not become an extended carnival for the faux guilty to assume the opportunity to walk the international stage for mostly political gain! Except, of course, in Christchurch where show continues. But the wailing can’t be heard from the following victims in this potpourri colours, race and religion.
Christchurch shootings: Women show headscarf ‘solidarity’
NZ: One week after the fatal shootings in two mosques, women in Christchurch have been demonstrating their support for Muslim women by wearing Muslim headscarves.
YEMEN: A new count by a non-partisan group has produced a study demonstrating 56,000 people have been killed in Yemen since early 2016. The number is increasing by more than 2,000 per month as fighting intensifies around the Red Sea port of Hodeidah. It does not include those dying of malnutrition, or diseases such as cholera. Nov 21, 2018 – An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five have starved to death over the last three years as a result of Yemen’s civil war
Cyclone Idai: The death toll in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi has exceeded 500, and there are hundreds more feared dead while 15,000 people still need rescuing.
CHINA: The death toll in a huge blast at a chemical plant in eastern China has jumped to 47, with 90 badly injured, according to state news agency Xinhua. Many neighbouring factories inside the industrial park caught fire after the explosion. China’s earthquake administration reported a tremor equivalent to 2.2-magnitude at the time of the blast. The death toll makes it one of the country’s worst industrial accidents in recent years.
CHAD: Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 23 Chadian soldiers, according to military sources, in what appeared to be the deadliest such attack inside Chad by the armed group.
IRAQ: Dozens of people have died after a ferry carrying about 200 people celebrating the Nowruz holiday capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul. Major-General Saad Maan, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said at least 71 people were killed in the accident. The AP news agency cited an Iraqi health official as putting the number of fatalities at 103.