Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tragedy by Any Other Name - Honduran Prison Fire Claim Hundreds of Lives

Be it natural disasters, mass murder, accidents and all other tragedies, when hundreds of lives are lost, we pour our sympathies and extend condolence with sadness.

Do prison inmates deserve less?

I feel for families' and friends' grief of those perished in this Honduran prison fire tragedy that has reportedly claimed over 300 lives.

Sundaily reports "Honduras prison fire kills more than 350 inmates: Officials"

descanse en paz y que Dios esté con vosotros

3 comments:

Snuze said...

May God bless the souls of those who has perished. I think it is almost an annual event that we hear of such disasters (fires/riots/fires-caused-by-riots) in Central American prisons, killing dozens. But this particular head count is really high.

The problem with over crowding and violence in prison is common. How can this be handled best?

God knows.

:p

Freddie Kevin said...

Snuze,

Sorry for a late response but yes the death toll is massive.

How can this be handled best?

Being good citizens and give our kids proper upbringing the best we can.

No crime, no time.

TTFN
Freddie

Freddie Kevin said...

Dear Freddie,

I’m with you: I don’t see the dead as criminals, I see them as people who perished in a terrible way and left behind loved ones. Everyone involved deserves sympathy.

Apparently, though, this isn’t the first incident of its kind. Check out this video from Newsy:

http://www.newsy.com/videos/honduras-prison-fire-what-happened/

Newsy offers unique content, sourced from a variety of news outlets. The result is a video that looks at the story from multiple angles.

I hate to think that the Honduran government is letting these people die, but this isn’t the first incident of its kind. I feel like these deaths are easily preventable.

I'd love to hear what you think, and if you think your readers would like to see that video, feel free to share it with them.


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