You have to look for this on the BBC website, and it gets mentioned in the round-up of 'other news' on the TV and Radio.
Lives are always more valuable when there are English-speaking eyewitnesses in a country with lots of TV news companies.
I think it's obscene that the news media are practically ignoring this, in contrast to the blanket coverage that was given to Rita, and to Katrina in its early stage - by the middle of the week it became obviosu that the news story was about the callous incompetent lazy racism of the Bush 'small government' administration, and thus a different news story altogether.
When I was younger I used to think that news editors based their coverage on the relative importance of stories. I used to think that the celebrities who received coverage were the oens that mattered to the public, whereas I know mow that it is those with th emost proactive PR machines. Butit doesn't really matter.
Yet where it matters, in matters of human life, the British news media are attributing importance on the basis of entertainment value.
And I can't work out whether it's immoral or amoral.