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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Egypt ferry disaster

My condolences to those who have lost loved ones. I pray that God can comfort you and help you move through the grieving process with his love and tender care.

Ship went down amid high seas, bad weather (excerpt):

The Al Salam Boccaccio 98 was loaded to near capacity with about 1,400 people -- about 1,300 passengers and 100 crew members -- and dozens of vehicles when it sank at midnight (5 p.m. Thursday ET), Egyptian officials said.

Egypt's state-run Nile TV reported that at least 100 people had died, though Egyptian officials said earlier that far fewer deaths had been confirmed.

About 1,000 family members and friends, many of them sobbing, were gathered at the port before Transport Minister Mohammed Lufty Mansour announced the latest survivor tally of 343. Riot police were on hand to quell any violence.

Earlier, I had considered another post regarding the cartoon jihad. Instead, I have decided to stand down, for now. This tragedy requires compassion. My prayers for all who are waiting for news. The suffering and anguish they must endure, hoping against hope that someone survived, draws me to offer comfort and compassion in the only way I can at this time. God bless.

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