07 August 2014

There but for the grace of God

I was shocked to the core to learn that two young medical students had been stabbed to death in Kuching (Borneo) yesterday. Kay was there last year (see here) with her older friends who were doing the very same thing in the very same Sarawak hospital as these boys and Kay herself is now in Tanzania doing the same. I imagine two sets of parents much like myself who now have the awful prospect of bringing their dead children home for burial. It makes me shudder.

Of course the lads were up and about in the wee small hours of the morning and it would seem drink was involved. As anyone with teenagers or twenty-somethings know, there is always a lot of alcohol involved in their socialising. Maybe the noise levels got stoked up a bit in the process. If you are in a Muslim country, as they were, then maybe the locals were offended by this. Who knows what really happened until the details emerge. Whatever the case, two young hopeful doctors did not deserve to die. It goes without saying I shall not breathe freely until Kay returns safely.

6 comments:

the veg artist said...

I know that we have never met, and probably never will, but still, when I saw this on the news I thought of you and Kay. The taking of such promising young lives in such a meaningless way is truly terrible.

K Ville said...

I hadn't seen this in the news. Dreadful. Just dreadful.

Millennium Housewife said...

The minute you give birth you realise Life will never ever be certain again - looking forward to Kay's coming home post <3

Rethink Street said...

So tragic for those 2 boys. I'm sure Kay will be fine, but I can understand why you're worried!

Cindy Ariesta Nugroho said...

Still, when I saw this on the news I thought of you and Kay, although i know that we have never met, and probably never will. The using of these encouraging youthful life in this particular meaningless approach is absolutely horrible.
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Furtheron said...

One of the young men lived locally to us, my daughter vaguely knew him. Very sad and shocking news and one which reinforces the need to remember not everywhere is England... we are lucky to live here