On This Day a Few Years Ago


Two-hundred and forty-six people went to bed anticipating the following mornings rush to catch flights. Another 2,606 people crawled between the sheets, ready for the next morning’s routine hustle of office work .

Three-hundred and forty-three firefighters and eight paramedics laid down, resting up for a hectic morning shift. And finally, 60 police officers turned in, each braced for a morning filled with stress.

By 10 o’clock that coming morning, each person had breathed their last and a stunned nation was left momentarily heartbroken.

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