On Sunday we had a lovely day out organised for us by Glasgow Loves Christmas. We started at The Chocolate Factory, then onto George Square for ice skating and finally headed to the Christmas Market - you'll see all the photographs on my Instagram. The Christmas lights were on, music was blaring and we were all feeling very festive. I was going to post about our weekend today, but it didn't feel right...
Less than 24 hours after our day out, on Monday afternoon, an out-of-control bin lorry mounted the pavement nearby the Museum of Modern Art hitting a pedestrian, travelled about 150 metres hitting several others and finally crashed into the Millennium Hotel at George Square. Six people were killed in the tragic accident, and 10 other people, including the lorry driver, were injured.
In less than 24 hours, the atmosphere at George Square has changed from laughter and joy, to sadness.
I still can't quite believe what has happened. I had a tear in my eye on the way to work as I listened to the updates on the radio, and tears streamed down my face on the way home. We still don't know what caused the incident; but police investigations are underway.
Last Christmas was the Clutha Helicopter Crash, and now this.
When I light my candles this evening I'll be thinking of all those affected by yesterday's tragic events.
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