She stood motionless, staring blankly at the cameras, Volcanic debris had trapped her legs.
Hidden below the ground, gangrene ate into her calves, as she faded.
13 year old Omayra’s death was captured live.
Gyanban Thoughts - Nevado Del Ruiz volcano erupted on November 13,1985 which killed nearly 25,000 people in Armero, Columbia. Omayra could have escaped, but stopped to save her sibling from the oncoming volcanic lava. Her legs got trapped in the deris of her own home.
When rescue teams arrived they realized that she could not be extracted without amputating her legs. She died with gangrene and hypothermia.
She began hallucinating in her last moments. World news covered this episode..as they say saw Omayra die a slow painful death.
For 3 days her pain and agony was captured by television crews but one photograph went on to capture the imagination of the world. Frank Fournier captured this shot just a few moments before she died.
The photograph was taken by photojournalist Frank Fournier and is listed as one of the photographs ,that shook the world.
this is the shortest but most effective post on Hidden..I am utterly speechless.
how could you have brought such a subject in a way that can never fail to touch everyones' hearts? Amazing!!!
May Omayra's soul rest in peace!
ATB for BATOM
Profound,moving and prolific.ReplyDelete
The visual adds to the pathos but in the end,its the words that haunt the readers memory.
Please Remove the Picture.... Its horrifying, and not tolerable at all! Unless you want your readers to feel that!ReplyDelete
But the Post needs No Comments!
Shook me to the very core.ReplyDelete
All the best for the contest :)
That was one sad story. :(ReplyDelete
Crisp and effective.Well done.ReplyDelete
I opine hidden is very tiny word for the pain she had passed through...ReplyDelete
I guess the post has surpassed the title....
I don't know what a comment can speak of such a post.ReplyDelete
May her soul rest in peace.
ATB for the BAT, GB..
True hero indeed...
I shed just one worthy tear for her soul to RIP.ReplyDelete
Very sad indeed..ReplyDelete
The eyes speaks all about the incoming death.
May her soul rest in peace.:)
thanks for the info u shared.. reading more about it now...ReplyDelete
All the best to u...
all the best to u Gyanban.ReplyDelete
short yet spoke volumes!
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I didn't know about her till I read this.ReplyDelete
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please come on in,join in discussions, start one of your own, make new friends share your experience.
Have a great day.
I have read about this Photograph earlier on National Geographic website...Horrifying and chilling...ReplyDelete
Great 55 story...
OMG.. This was really sad! But, your post was AWESOME! You have a vote :)ReplyDelete
Speechless....no amount of words can do justice to how much i liked it!ReplyDelete
Oh my God!! If there is a God, that is! Makes me shudderReplyDelete
That twinged my heart and left me numb!! Speechless Too!!ReplyDelete
May Omayra's soul rest in peace.
Salute to Omayra's courage!!
The picture does give me goosebumps.
Thanks for the Gyaan.
touching . The post made me imagine all that the child would have gone through. Hiding the pain , it pains the pain much more when we try to hide it. Very very apt for the theme .
Absolutely loved it
Poignant, horrifying. I'm at a loss for words...ReplyDelete
OMG. Its really sad.. Nicely written.ReplyDelete
Very touching a poignant narrative made all the more intense by it being reality and the photo.ReplyDelete
Bullshit. This was tragic. And so God damned real! One of the most effective posts for this BAT!ReplyDelete
All the best for BAT!
This was really tragic!!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful way to tell the story. Really liked the succinct way in which you put Omayra's story out. Looking forward to see more stories from around the world, told through your eyes.ReplyDelete
Painful ! Didnt knew about it ..the pic did really speak a lot ..may her soul rest in peace ..One of the best post ..All the best for BATOM :)ReplyDelete
Very interesting blog.ReplyDelete
Will come back with follow up comments.
so sad and hard hitting.. effectively written..ReplyDelete
moving is all I can say.......ReplyDelete
the perverse nature of us as people in general shocks me at times, if only something could have been done to save her, or atleast respected her enough to not film her in her final moments........................
Heart wrecking :(ReplyDelete
I am listing it under "I Recommend " of my blog.... :)ReplyDelete
a nice way to write.. though a sad story and the picture .. what can i say no words to say .. just hope the soul rests in peace and God bless AllReplyDelete
May Omayra's soul rest in peace.ReplyDelete
It's mind-boggling how she endured that pain and sad that she had to.
The picture says it all, though not for the squeamish.
Thank you for putting up this post and informing us all.
Thank you all - for appreciating and voting and respecting Omayra's story.ReplyDelete