Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Diggin up the dead

The local news is still very much focused on the Tsunami disaster.

One thing that I noticed is the way the dead were buried, most probably due to the humidity and heat in these areas, the bodies of the dead were deteriorating fast. Images of bodies stuffed into plastic bags dumped into mass burial grounds dug out by bulldozer got me rather depress... somehow the dead were not treated with much dignity or any degree of respect, being packed in plastic bags (black trash type) and then just dumped into a land fill...