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Posts tagged: Tuscan tragedy

Tuscan tragedy

The photos of that Italian cruise ship continue to haunt us. How could a trip to paradise go so wrong? The captain touting his ship to islanders?   While the captain literally jumped ship, the passengers worked to save each other: a woman offering her sweater for a shivering infant as they moved through the screaming crowd. People forming a human chain to create a system of climbing down into the frigid waters - to safety.

A story of courage and compassion amidst chaos, a story of unlikely heroes.

(S-R archives photo)

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