Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Sichuan Earthquake

In the previous day, TV news coverage did mention that two high schools did tumble down due to the strong earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale that happened in Sichuan, China.

It was mentioned that there was an estimated 900 students / teachers that could be trapped in a middle school. By listening to it and seeing the TV news anchor person reading out the news doesn't really hit me yet.It didn't hit me until I saw the following picture that was taken while rescue effort was being carried out at a school.

This picture tore my heart into pieces and tears gathered in my eyes. I'm lost without words. My condolence to the people of China.

* How can you help - China Daily
* China Earthquake Relief - Network For Good

Reading: National death toll rises to 14,866 two days after quake - China Daily
Reading: The Sichuan Earthquake - EastSouthWestNorth
Tags: Sichuan, China, Sichuan Earthquake, Tragedy



Blogger Huei said...


it's such tragedy..the children are innocent..sigh..

15 May, 2008 09:56  
Blogger SlowCatchUpKuan said...

lets pray for the best. it's so tragic...

15 May, 2008 10:17  
Anonymous Lex said...

this saddened me too. It's really tragid, that was scaled intensity 7.5? whoa! that's like so horrible, I could imagine them panickin and dying helplessly one by one.

16 May, 2008 14:34  
Blogger sollee said...

Our prayers and condolences...

16 May, 2008 16:16  
Blogger haan said...

i've donated my part. how about u? after the earthquake in sumatra last night, i'm worried that there are more disasters, with more life lost.. what can we do apart from donating? *sad*

20 May, 2008 08:57  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

huei - the children were too young to know how to escape. i felt sorry for them too

kuan - yeah, one of the best support is to pray for them

lex - natural disaster is always unexpected. if it happens at my place here, it will be as bad

solle - cldn't agree more with u on that

haan - done whatever we cld also but with limitations. compared to myanmar, china is better off with their openess to foreign aid

20 May, 2008 09:20  

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