This is a Titanic like disaster. Death toll could very well be over 1000 lives. Terribly unfortunate.
I wonder though with all of the disasters such as the tsunami, Eartquakes in Pakistan and Hurricane Katrina if we are becoming de-sensitized. Moderm media brings images directly and instantly into our living rooms. Is a disaster such as this one small potatoes now that we have in our lives seen the images of thousands upon thousands die in images from other disasters?? Is modern technology making us less caring??