Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This story has been all over the news since it broke yesterday.

It's the saddest thing I've seen recently.

The twins weighed about 4 kilos each when they died. They were eighteen months old.

My six month old niece weighs NINE kilos.

Reports this morning are saying the children died up to nine days ago, and that the QLD Department of Childrens Services knew about the family. Which means that someone, somewhere was worried enough to ring and voice a concern.

How did this happen? Why didn't someone realise what was going on? What is wrong with the parents? Why didn't someone help them? Why didn't the 'someone' who rang Childrens Services fight harder to be heard?

It's just so sad.

1 comment:

Angela said...

Oh my Lord. HOW did the couple raise four OTHER children, but yet the mother let these twins starve to death? Oh my goodness.