Commonwealth Games 2010–The Preparations
From the Telegraph 23/09/10:
Indian government officials claimed that Tuesday's collapse of a footbridge near the Commonwealth Games Stadium, which left 27 people injured, could have been caused by the failure of components supplied by a British company.
Oh really? And what about *that* ceiling – did the Brits supply that as well?
Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit (are you freaking kidding me?!?) attempted to play down the seriousness of the bridge collapse. "These minor glitches do happen," she said. "Something maybe dripping, some tile may collapse, it doesn't mean the entire Games are bad."
[The aptly-named] Dikshit said the authorities had decided not to rebuild the bridge and would instead create a new path for the spectators to enter the venue. She confirmed that compensation payments would be made to those hurt in the bridge collapse.
However, the minister's stance is at odds with the majority opinion in India, with some commentators calling the series of calamities a "humiliation" and one newspaper carrying the banner headline 'National shame' on its front page.
Oh it’s surely not that bad? Oh wait… yes, it is!