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30 October 2016 @ 12:00 am
I just can't make sense of this  
It's been a terrible week in Queensland, this week; firstly with the Dreamworld tragedy - which really hit home across Australia; I think nearly everyone who ever went to Dreamworld would have gone on that particular ride - and then yesterday with the senseless murder of the bus driver, not all that far from where I live. The first tragedy was a terrible accident but the second was so random; I can't fathom it at all. I just feel for the families in both incidents. Just terrible, sad events.
Current Mood: sadsad
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on November 1st, 2016 10:55 am (UTC)
I'm surprised that the Dreamworld tragedy didn't make the news in the US; it did in the UK and it was such a huge thing here. Your colleague's parents would certainly have known all about it. Sad sad day.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on November 1st, 2016 11:16 am (UTC)
"Everywhere", pretty much,is on the BBC map of the world.

The US has a very different "news" map basically consisting of the US, Western Europe (IF something very major happens there), Israel, Palestine and anywhere the US army happens to be fighting/policing or an American dies. In other words, for this tragedy to have made the US news an American would have had to die on that ride.
miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on November 1st, 2016 11:25 am (UTC)
The US sounds about as parochial as Queensland is. I moved here from New South Wales and was amazed at the Qld slant put on every news story- it just never happened like that in NSW. Remember the Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand? Our local paper's headline - "14 Queenslanders Die". The total death count did get a mention at least, but unless they're Queenslanders they don't make the headlines. :-/