Virtual Tragedy:Omayra Sanchez (Frank Fourier)
May be her soul rest in peace….more. Omayra Sanchez trapped in mud and collapsed buildings that Frank Fournier captured the virtual tragic image. The eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia 1985 triggered a massive mudslide. It devastated towns and killed 25,000 people.
After 3 days of struggling, Omayra died due to hypothermia and gangrene. Her tragic death accentuated the failure of officials to respond quickly and save the victims of Colombia’s worst ever natural disaster. Frank Fournier took this photo shortly before Omayra died. Her agonizing death was followed live on TV by hundreds of millions of people around the world.