Latest news from my friends in China :
As at 4pm on 14th May 2008, 17 cities destroyed, almost 14, 463 deaths, 25, 788 people buried, 64, 746 people hurt.
Heart-rending stories abound. A school teacher helped save his 59 students, only two were hurt. His two hands were badly cut and bleeding when he tried to save his students. His school had 2, 600 students, now more than 1, 000 of them are buried under the rubble.
His own daughter, who was a secondary student, died when her school collapsed. He rushed to her school after saving his students and she was still alive. For two days, he and rescuers tried to get to the buried students. He never got his daughter back .... alive. *sob sob*
Nurses and doctors are treating patients in the open. Many of these medical professionals' families are also affected in this earthquake...... either buried or died. But they contain their sorrows and continue to do their jobs. I salute them.
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