Omayra Sánchez Garzón (Aug. 28, 1972 – Nov. 16, 1985)
A Colombian girl killed during the 1985 eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano. She was trapped in water beneath the debris of her house, and was touchingly documented as she gradually descended into agony. Her death, after 60 hours of struggling, despite all efforts, highlighted the failure of officials to respond correctly to the threat of the volcano, contrasted with the efforts of volunteer rescue workers trying to reach and treat victims.
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