May 12, 2008, 14:28 8.0 Richter Scale Earthquake Sichuan, China # of Death : 68,109 # of Missing: 19,851 # of Injured : 364,552 # of Displaced: 15,006,341 # of school buildings destroyed: 6,898 # of rescue workers on site: 130,000
4.5M homes destroyed Some counties completely wiped off the map 15M people Homeless At this moment
Thousands of young kids were In school at THAT moment 6,898 school buildings collapsed Countless young lives were taken away in a minute Children’s hands can never open the books again
TEACHERS who died with honors
A first grade teacher, only 20 year old. At the moment of the quake, most of kids in the classroom were too scared to move. She ran back a few times to drag the kids out one by one. She was found dead still with another kid in hand.
A young teacher of a class with over 50 students. When the earthquake struck, he directed the students to rush out from the front door and back door. At the moment that the roof collapsed, he pushed the last girl out of the door. He was hit by the falling slab, and lost his young life.
A beautiful young dance teacher. She was rehearsing with her students for the upcoming children’s festival. When the building was shaken, she pushed her students to the corner and used her body to cover them. When her dead body was found, the three girls that were covered under her survived.
Lang Zheng, the three year old boy in the photo, was saved with only a left arm broken. He screamed when the rescue workers tried to wrap his broken arm. Still with unbearable pain, he managed to raise up his right hand, and solute to the people who saved him. We will all remember this brave boy from now on!
A Dead Mother nursed till her last breath to keep her baby alive When the ruins were removed, a shocking scene was beheld and tears were in the eyes of every rescue worker. A young mother was found bending down in the debris and dirt, dead without any breath. In her arms she held a 3 to 4 month old baby girl, alive and still nursing her mother. She gave her life protecting her baby from the falling roof. When the baby was taken away from her mother’s dead body, the baby girl started to cry as she was separated from her mother. The young mother nursed her baby till her last breath. It’s obvious that she did this intending to keep her baby alive. Tears ran down the faces of everyone at the scene.
A funeral was held for 127 dead kids at FuXin Elementary School in Mianyang, Sichuan. The mother of Bi Yuexing came to school right after the quake. She anxiously searched on the street and hoped to find her daughter. Later she ran back to the ruins of the school and started to dig with her bare hands before the rescue arrived. The moment that she dug out her daughter’s dead cold body, she fainted and fell down to the ground. “ I will put her favorite white T-shirt on her”, she said, “We named her YueXing (moon and stars) and hoped her life will be as bright as moon and stars.” Tears flooded her face again…...
The moment of loss is Unbearable Families may never be Reunited again
Thousands of tents are needed Food and water are needed Medical supplies are needed Any help is needed!
I don’t know why they are in dead silence But I know hope is something they never give up
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