At 8:02 a.m. local time on Saturday, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Lushan region of Sichuan, followed by hundreds of aftershocks that went upwards of magnitude of 5.1. As of the writing of this post, there have been over hundreds injured and at least 56 dead.
Let us stand in solidarity of the lives lost and families and friends suffering everywhere, be it due to natural disasters or other terrible events, in this very depressing week.
Five years ago, this song was sung by a group of Sichuan singers (and written by one) for their home. Sichuan has recovered to be its beautiful self again since then, and may it stand strong again.
somehow i want to set up a fund for this at my school…but all of the associated websites i find right now are for 2008….
Let the blame game begin…
The tone of a lot of the English news article is “the government didn’t prepare enough” or “the government isn’t doing enough”. Granted the quotes are from the victims, but if something like this happened in the US or Europe there will be stories about neighbors helping each other or how the hardworking the relief workers are…
even though the relief workers are working hard. TT_______TT pray for sichuan…
The death toll is over 150 now, and more than 2,000 injured. : (
In slightly less depressing news, this news reporter was getting married when the earthquake hit. She left her wedding to report on it, still wearing her wedding gown:
I saw that picture and it was nice of her to report in her wedding dress. I hope everyone’s safe and the death toll doesn’t rise too high. Hopefully more help is on the way.