From the editor's desk
World without boundaries Premium27 March 2014
The story of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, now deemed to have crashed in the vastness of the southern Indian Ocean, has few parallels. Even the Titanic disaster consisted of imaginable horrors with obvious causes. It is extraordinary that 239 people appear to have disappeared off the face of the earth – lost, it seems, in an instant. Equally disturbing is the failure of advanced technology to make such accidents impossible. This reminder of the frailty and fragility of human life – and the unexpectedness of the unexpected – is a humbling moment. What actually happened on board MH370 is too appalling to bear thinking about, and too mystifying. But these very factors have opened up the wellsprings of compassion in countries round the world, a dozen of which are actively
Register for free articles a month or subscribe now from £53* for 6 months unlimited access to article content.
Subscribe now and enjoy access to all parts of the tablet website, Including its 175 year archive...
Delivered to you each week
Read online / download on your iPad, iPhone, computer or Android device
For institutions: read online / download on your iPad, iPhone, computer or Android device. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Most Read Articles
Iron fists and velvet glovesPremium
Manage my subcription hereManage
Sign up for our newsletterSign Up