Saudi Gazette editorializes on the needless and senseless deaths that occur in Saudi Arabia, brought on by people’s thoughtless behavior, often illegal.
It states that the tanker truck explosion resulted from improper conduct by the driver (I’ve not seen a cause cited, however). It goes on to the tragic wedding celebration where a joyful participant fired off rounds from his gun — a traditional behavior, though an illegal one — that cut a power line. The power line fell on a structure, electrifying its door frame. Those who touched it were electrocuted. Those inside the party room panicked and many were crushed in the attempt to escape.
But scores die on Saudi Arabia’s roads daily, the editorial also notes. All of these come from human error. While that will always be with us, we should at least make an attempt to minimize it, whether through our own behavior or through laws that truly punish the offenders strongly enough to change their behaviors.