“Five years have passed and I still find it hard to talk about the tsunami. When the subject comes up my throat still constricts, choking back the horror and raw pain that I saw and more shockingly, the way the rest of the world seemed to carry-on with daily life. Relief came – sometimes too much of it, but nothing prepares a photographer for the shock of returning to normality from a disaster zone.”—Choking back the horror | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters
“It was a shocking, terrible scene. There was blood splattered everywhere. I was really in disbelief, in shock. I have never seen so many people killed at the same time. All these bodies were there, right in front of my eyes.”—
Mohammed Olad Hassan reporting from Mogadishu, Somalia, soon after the suicide bomb at graduation ceremony yesterday.
An alarmingly good piece of journalism. It’s not loaded with facts, but it’s the most vivid account I can find of the horrors that occurred.