A 44 year old woman in New Zealand, dependent on an oxygen pump, couldn’t pay her electrical bill and died only hours after her power was turned off . Muliaga was a school teacher with four kids aged between 5 and 20. She owed $122. Its a terrible tragedy. Fingers are being pointed. It was on the news here in Scotland and people around the UK were offering their thoughts.
Our thoughts are also with the family. The situation totally sucks. But its hard to blame anyone. I wish she had a back up power supply. I wish there was clearer notice from the company. I wish she had been in a community that was more aware.
Story here and on CBS but i imagine there will be much more tomorrow.