Very sad ...........

i can honestly say these are quite possibly the saddest two articles I have ever read/seen in my life ;
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She must have been in there a while from the look of her hands.
Omayra Sanchez (the girl pictured) was 12 years old at the time and lived with her parents, her brother and an uncle. However, prior to the tragedy, her mother had traveled to Bogotá on business. Omayra could not escape and was trapped under her own home's concrete plaque and debris.
When rescue teams tried to help her, they realized that her legs were trapped. The only feasible option was to pull her out by breaking and ripping her legs off. Omayra remained strong until the last moment of her life. According to people who were by her side during those moments, the little girl wanted to live, saying her only worry was to go back to school.
The people who were trying to save her life begged the pilots of overflying helicopters to get a pump so the water could have been drained out. After two days a pump was delivered, but unfortunately it did not work properly and finally got stuck because of the mud and debris.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4231020.stm


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RoofRat

War Hero
How could any feeling human being photograph something like that, and then drive away?
Fcukin right he should commit sidaways, he was absolute cnut!
RoofRat
 
I don't believe that picture, because as RoofRat says, no way you could walk away and leave the kid there, unless you are mentaly deficient.
 
Lingyai said:
I don't believe that picture, because as RoofRat says, no way you could walk away and leave the kid there, unless you are mentaly deficient.

Remember we're talking about journos here who are morally deficient! :evil:
 
Always_a_Civvy said:
Lingyai said:
I don't believe that picture, because as RoofRat says, no way you could walk away and leave the kid there, unless you are mentaly deficient.

Remember we're talking about journos here who are morally deficient! :evil:
That's the most complimentary thing you can say about them..
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
As tragic as this story is and as scummy as photo journalists can be, this story is 22 years old.
trapped in debris caused by a mudslide following the eruption of a volcano in Colombia in 1985.

Hardly current.

The article on photojournalists ethics or lack of is 17 months old though it can be argued that it is eternal and therfore 'current' but looking at some of the responses, it is better off in the Quarterdeck.
 
Lingyai said:
I don't believe that picture, because as RoofRat says, no way you could walk away and leave the kid there, unless you are mentaly deficient.

Sorry but you are so wrong!!!!!!

I would say the photographer would be hanging about to wait for the vulture to start picking to get that classic pic that will pay thousands.

Scum of the earth!!!!
 
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