Terrorist bombing in Lahore

From Metroblogging Lahore [mbl]:

Eye-witnesses claim to have heard the blast from at least a kilometer away and that it shook office blocks, shops, GPO and the Lahore High Court building in the vicinity.

City’s emergency service, Rescue 1122, claims to have picked up 22 dead bodies while at least 70 of the critically injured have been shifted to the Mayo, Services and Ganga Ram Hospitals.

It seems not a month goes by when I don’t link to our sister blogs in Pakistan as some horrible event shakes their lives. In a part of the world where we have the luxury of being fairly certain that we will never face something so devastating it’s hard to understand how anyone could live with such ever present danger.

As much as people in Vancouver might bitch about the little inconveniences that the city throws up at us, from high rental prices to an idiot mayor or not being able to turn onto or off of Cambie Street, things like this regularly make me grateful that it’s Vancouver that I call home and that I was born into a comfortable, bomb free life in Canada though no merit of my own.

If praying is something you do offer one up for the people of Lahore this morning.

2 Comments so far

  1. Vancouver Forums (unregistered) on January 12th, 2008 @ 8:25 pm

    That’s truly sad for the people of that country!

  2. vn (unregistered) on January 13th, 2008 @ 1:07 pm

    I am originally from Karachi, living in Vancouver these days. Over there, I had become desensitized to such events, as Karachi has been in the grip of violence and extremism for quite a long time. When I contrast it with life over here, I truly feel sad for my country. I pray for those that lost their life and pray that people who commit such heonous crimes can find compassion and peace in their hearts.

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