Monday, March 19, 2007

Siberia Mine Blast Kills 78; 50 Trapped

It's sad... This is obviously a terrible tragedy, but you won't hear anything about it in the news because it's in Siberia.

I remember back in July 2002 at the Quecreek Mine when the nation was waiting with baited breath for days, waiting to get word on the recovery of nine miners buried underground. Then, the more recent Sago Mine disaster that killed 12 miners with only one survivor. The stories were all over the news.

Why is it that the media only cares about such tragedies if it happens in the United States? These are human beings; trapped underground and/or dead. It shouldn't matter whether they're Americans or not...

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