The memorial service for the victims of the Kerang disaster was this afternoon. One can only hope that it provided some solace to their friends and family.
Life for the rest of us goes on. It’s been interesting to read the thoughts of some of those close to the scene.
Katrina, a Kerang local writes from China of her initial response to hearing of the crash from far away.
Michael Harry, an Adelaide journalist writes about how the story broke.
Scottie B, from the local Kerang newspaper, spent an exhausting couple of days at the crash site immediately after the crash, had some things to say about visiting journos, and also writes of life getting back to normal.
Rob tries to imagine the grief for those involved… and gets a comment from a reader who experienced the Queen Street massacre twenty years ago, and how these memories come flooding back whenever a similar incident occurs.
“Lad Litter” remembers seeing a similar accident at Heyfield in 1975, involving a car that tried to race a train, but hit it instead.
“Snappz” notes with sadness that the name Kerang is destined to be remembered for the crash.
One event, but many perspectives, in so many people’s thoughts.