We all travel on public transport. On buses, on trains, on aeroplanes. And there are always accidents that inevitably happen. Some are due to technical negligence, some due to criminal notoriety.
Yesterday, we learnt about Cairo bound EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris, carrying 66 people, went missing off radar. Today, wreckage was found in the Mediterranean Sea. Search is still underway. Terrorism angle is also being investigated.
In March 2014, Beijing bound Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur, carrying 239 people, went missing and has never been found.
In June 2014, Kuala Lumpur bound Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam, carrying 298 people, crashed into a Ukrainian desert.
I can go on and on with such incidents. Train accidents happen regularly in India. But in the blame game that ensues, the lengthy inconclusive investigations, the battling between countries and the airline companies, the insensitivity of the media coverage etc., the real essence of the human tragedy is lost.
A child, a parent, a partner, a companion and much more importantly a fellow human was lost. And for that the world is definitely poorer. So, let us all take a moment to remember those who lost their lives and their families who have to endure incredible pain.