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How many deaths will it take?

Every terrorist attack brings its own horrid variations on the same old tragedy.

On the news tonight we heard someone describe how he had been sitting next to the suicide bomber for part of the bus journey until he had given up his seat to a woman and moved to the back of the bus. With his voice shaking, he described how he had seen the same woman lying dead in the bus, and how hard it was to come to terms with the fact that if he hadn’t given her his seat she wouldn’t have been sitting right next to the explosion.