Photo of the Day

[Content Note: Injury; death.]

image of people carrying a firehose through a crowd
Residents help carry a firehose as hundreds congregate around the crash site. [CNN]
I don't even know how to begin to wrap my head around the devastation in Lagos after a passenger plane crashed into a heavily populated neighborhood over the weekend. There is not a lot of information yet about what caused the crash or how many casualties there are. It's a lot. A lot of people died. The grim scene worsened as more and more people showed up, and soldiers dispersed them with force.

And yet, among the chaos, community. People lifted a firehose over their heads, over the crowd, helping get precious water to the crash site, hot with fire and thick with smoke.

My sincerest condolences to those who lost loved ones, or aren't sure yet. That is insufficient, but I don't know what else to say.

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