Philip B. Lewis wrote:
>Perhaps crosstalkers will keep in mind the fact that last Friday's fire in a
>dance hall in Sweden in which 30 kids died and others were hurt took place
>in Goteborg, Antonio Jerez's home town. Remembering may personalize the
Philip is right that we have had a big tragedy here in Goteborg. Unfortunately
the death toll is even bigger than the figure Philip mentions - so far 60
youngsters have died and about 30 have serious injuries. You read heart-
wrenching stories every day in day in the papers about the tragedies that have
befallen many families here in town. One family of immigrants from Iraq
lost two daughers - one 12 years and another 17 years - in the fire. Many
of the victims died when they desperately tried to return into the burning
building to help relatives and friends.
The whole town is certainly in a state of chock after this catastrophe.