Wednesday Blast kills 4

September 5, 2008 at 10:31 am 6 comments

I’ve never enjoyed being the bearer of bad news. I don’t get chocked up over it the way other people seem to. Neither enjoy the attention, nor the thrill of seeing the somebody getting blamed for it. But no other blogger seems to have said a word on this so i thought I should. Felt grossly unfair for the dead, and their families: not mentioning them. As if we were ashamed of them. As if scratching that itch would open complicated wounds we are not sure we want to start dealing with. Despite our hesitation to get involved, politics has involved & claimed innocent lives. The lives of four individuals who left home fixing to watch a battle. The peaceful kind. One that involved a ball, a refree and red cards. Instead of the type that caught them unawares. Involving death – their own!

That night the Mother of the Spirits walked the length and breadth of the clan, weeping for her murdered son.

May each son rest in peace!
And those who did him harm, never!

SudanTribune & ENA report.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Arefe  |  September 5, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    May they rest in peace!

  • 2. abyssinia  |  September 5, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    R.I.P. sons/daughters of Ethiopia. Lets hope this madness of killing innocent people will stop soon!

  • 3. Dr. Ethiopia  |  September 5, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Quite frankly, I hope this is just an incident that wouldn’t repeat itself. Abesheet, you are very right indeed when you say we have been lacking the balls or desire to bring an issue such as this.

    I think we are numb, in a sense that, death is not something we choose to fret over. Very scary.

    For the dead, i hope you swim in heaven.

  • 4. Mazzi  |  September 6, 2008 at 4:13 am

    Sigh, sigh!!

    Another senseless act of violece where only the innocent pay the price. As the saying goes, “when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers…” … except now a days it is difficult to figure out who exactly the elephants are, how many they are in number, whether they are real or mental constructs, who is sending them out to fight and really for what reason!! In the mean time, ‘the grass’ takes the brunt of the endless and senseless conflict.

    May the innocent rest in peace.

  • 5. Totit  |  September 7, 2008 at 5:00 am

    Rest in Peace.

  • 6. abesheet  |  September 12, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    According to ETV (now ERTA, Ethiopian Radio & Television Agency) and Sudan Tribune, last Wednesday’s explosion was not caused by a bomb from enemies of peace. It was caused “after fuel cylinders and gasoline at the DSTV room went off by a fire triggered from a nearby welding machine”.

    And let all the people say, Amen.

    More: Ethiopian capital blast death toll reaches eight

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