My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.
A police inspector was viciously attacked out in the countryside by a criminal gang who cut off both his legs with a machete. As the man lay on the road, a convoy of vehicles with two government ministers and the Collector came down the road and stopped. It took EIGHT minutes just for the Collector to phone for an ambulance – while the police inspector cried out for help.
The two government ministers in the convoy – the health minister and sports minister of Tamil Nadu – never got out their vehicles. When no ambulance arrived after 20 minutes, the policeman was lifted into a vehicle but he died on the way to hospital. Only then did the two government minsters deign to get out of their cars to take a look.
My sincere condolences to the policeman’s widow and children.
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