Sunday, March 4, 2012


TORNADO THAT KILLED FAMILY - In a field outside of a flattened home rescuers found a young child laying among the bodies of her family who were killed by a powerful tornado. The unidentified 2-year-old girl was found in New Pekin, Ind., and taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., where she is in critical condition. The girl has one family member, who was not identified, with her at the hospital as she recuperates from her injuries, said Cis Gruebbel, chief of nursing at the hospital. Washington County Sheriff Claude Combs told ABC News that the girl was discovered near the bodies of her 21-year-old mother and two younger siblings, ages 2 years and 2 months old. The body of a 20-year-old male was also recovered from the field. It was unconfirmed whether the man was the girl’s father. In Chelsea, Ind., a mother clung to her 4-year-old son, but the force of the tornado ripped the boy from her arms as the two huddled in the cellar.

The child and his great grandparents, who were upstairs during the twister, were found dead in a field behind their home. “We lost a very good farmer, a good neighbor and his wife their great grandbaby,” Tony Williams, owner of the Chelsea General Store told The 4-year-old boy was identified as Davlin Terry Jackson. Williams said the child’s mother, Amanda Jackson, had surgery Friday night and is in the hospital.  The deadly string of tornados turned tight knit rural communities into apocalyptic war zones. At least 38 people were killed Friday in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia and Alabama. Search crews fanned out as the sun came up this morning looking for survivors and injured people.  Schools were reduced to rubble, businesses were destroyed and families were left homeless by the disaster. In many towns, a person could travel for miles without seeing an intact house.

Friday’s violent storms touched down in at least a dozen states from Georgia to Illinois in the USA.  At least 40 people were killed, but a 2-year-old girl was somehow found alive and alone in a field near her Indiana home. The girl’s mother, father, 2-month-old sister and 3-year-old brother all died when the storms devastated southern Indiana.  Who lives and who dies in a mass casualty event? The Lord is all-powerful, and therefore He can both save and kill as His will.

In the great assembly of respectable citizens, friends, relatives, brāhmanas, sages, ksatriyas and vaisyas, in the presence of all, including his brothers, King Yudhisthira directly addressed Lord Krishna as follows: “... The verdict of the Vedic wisdom is that You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead. ... You are equal to everyone; that is Your declaration. You cannot be partial to one and not interested in others, for You sit in everyone’s heart as the Supersoul and give everyone the respective results of his fruitive activities. You give every living entity the chance to enjoy this material world as he desires.” ... Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is omnipotent, and if He wants to kill someone, no one can save that person. Similarly, if He wants to save someone, no one can kill him.

Śrīla A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda :
“Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead”
Chapter 72 - “The Liberation of King Jarāsandha”
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International

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