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And the Earthquake news only gets worse

I went down to breakfast this morning on my last day in Beijing before flying home this afternoon. When I sat down to read the paper, the following table leapt right off the page.

55,740 killed 24,960 missing
292,481 injured 11.36m evacuated
$3.55b received in donations

The really distressing thing on top of the number of people killed is that nearly two weeks after the quake, the chances of those still missing cannot be good.

On page 4 of The China Daily brought me to tears.

I won’t reproduce the stories here, simply the titles and links.

Maybe it was because I have school age children. Maybe it’s because my father is a teacher. These stories are of incredible bravery that ended up saving children but the teachers losing their life.

These teachers were heroes in the highest hounour of the word and I’m glad these stories are being told.

And some poems sent in also published on that page are equally touching.

  • Winds to Carry
  • Flowers of hope
  • Untitled, but talks about the hardship of rescue workers finding dead children
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Written by Alan

May 23, 2008 at 7:26 pm

Posted in General

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  1. we were all very touched by this event.
    btw, please let me know when you’re next in beijing.

    Robs

    June 5, 2008 at 7:35 am


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