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11/28/2007

Dragon boat tragedy

Time to blame someone else. There were many letters and comments all over the msm and cyberspace about what should have been done to prevent the tragedy. Everyone is so much wiser after the event. Won't all these recommendations and suggestions been implemented long ago? Why is it now that all the recommendations seemed to be not in place or out of place? Simple. All we have is trust and shut up. We trust that all the clever people will have all the answers. We believe that we must all shut up and let them do the things they are clever at. So after the event, everyone starts to say we told you so. And the clever people do not have all the answers. This will happen to a people that have blind faith and a stupid mentality of not seeing anything beyond their nose bridge. The tragedy is a tragedy. 5 fine young men at the prime of their lives were gone. Did they know how to swim in the first place? I believe they should all be strong swimmers. Any average swimmer should be able to surface and tread water for a few minutes and keep his head above the water. Strange that 5 gone in such a bizarre accident. Ok, who shall we blame?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

No one.Even if you are able to swim,or had a lifejacket on,you could still perish in such circumstances ie being caught in the murky swirling water and dragged under the pontoon,or even to the river bed.The best of swimmers may well be disorientated and drown in the first 5 to 9 secs or so,even before surfacing;he may not even know which way is "up" in the ensuing struggle to surface.How would a life-jacket have helped? It's buoyancy can trap a person under the pontoon,if he surfaces under it. However it would have enabled the body to be recovered earlier.May their souls rest in peace...and their families find solace and comfort.

Anonymous said...

It's fate!

Matilah_Singapura said...

Dumb motherfuckers.

Should have worn their life jackets. Typical kiasu (cannot lose) Singaporeans.

Sorry, no sympathy from me.

Matilah_Singapura said...

I hereby nominate all concerned for the Darwin Awards.

May the human gene pool be stronger due to the stupid choices of those less deserving.

http://www.darwinawards.com/