Eight Dead in Texas, All Over The News. 1200 in South Asia, Barely A Whisper

I’ve just heard a BBC Radio News bulletin the first item of which was the weather in Texas, in which eight people sadly died and many have had their homes flooded. I have not heard a single mention over the last fortnight on BBC Radio News bulletins of the floods in Nepal, India and Bangladesh that have caused over 1200 deaths and devastation to millions of hectares of land.

4.9 million UK residents have a south Asian ancestry so I don’t think the asymmetry in reporting can be down to the greater personal ties to the respective areas from British people.

Biff Vernon