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  1. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Another quake for teenager who survived school collapse in 2008

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Déjà vu for teenager who survived school collapse Yesterday's earthquake in Yaan, Sichuan, sparked traumatic memories among those who survived ... in the morning, remembering what happened when my school collapsed five years ago," said Hongmei. She had returned home to Yingxiu from her school and was spending the weekend with her family. ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    The shame of Sichuan's tofu schools

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... collapsed. Other families, however, have abandoned their struggle over the years, under immense pressure from the government. Zhou Xingrong, whose 15-year-old son, Lu Qianliang, died when Juyuan Middle School collapsed on May 12, 2008, told the South China Morning Post about the heavy price paid in her fight for what she believed was right. Devastated by the loss of her only child, Zhou ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Food meant for Sichuan quake victims found rotting in storeroom- six years later

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 01:14pm by WU NAN

    ... smell. Santai county is about 150 kilometres from Wenchuan, the epicentre of the 7.9-magnitude quake that killed 87,449 people. Levelling entire villages, collapsing schools and buildings ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Officials say schools and hospitals rebuilt after 2008 saved lives

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... rebuilt after the magnitude-8 quake of 2008 had collapsed, senior provincial officials said in Beijing yesterday. Qiu Jian, chief housing planner with the Sichuan government, said a preliminary survey by more than 400 inspectors had found that that no buildings rebuilt after the 2008 earthquake had "completely collapsed". "Given the strength of Saturday's quake, ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Wangjia villager recalls last day of brother who died in Sichuan quake

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Lushan pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Grieving villager, whose brother died under falling debris when a kiln collapsed, explains why swift burials are a necessity in quake zone ... was wash his brother's body after retrieving it from the debris of a collapsed kiln and dress it in new clothes before burying him in a donated coffin. "We have no other way," Duan ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Police warn dissident Huang Qi after he tries to help in quake-hit zone

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... for "illegal possession of state secrets" after he investigated the collapse of school buildings in the 2008 quake. He and others blamed corruption for the destruction of the shoddily built structures. Huang also campaigned on behalf of parents who wanted to sue authorities over the crushing to death of their children when the schools collapsed. The State Council has banned unauthorised ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Families in Baoxing county stranded as food runs short

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... residents had to carry severely injured people out of the town for medical treatment. "The roads have collapsed and we cannot get out," said Baoxing resident Gou Xiaofeng. "The rocks keep blocking the road. We are isolated." Firefighters used an excavator to dig through the rubble of a collapsed vegetable market in the county, where five people were believed ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Memories of Sichuan earthquake drill hard into township school

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... 12, 2008. Fifty-four students and teachers died in the school's collapse. The new campus opened in March 2011 after students from the area were sent to attend school in neighbouring ... and that "many students slowed down once they exited the building". He stressed to them the importance of continuing to move quickly into open areas, as the building could still collapse in a quake ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong-funded schools survive Sichuan earthquake

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Joyce Ng

    ... homes were either seriously damaged or collapsed. Both schools - Lushan Middle School in downtown Lushan and Longxing Central School in Longmen township - were at the epicentre of the quake, ... not collapsed. The Lushan school survived the quake." The quality of Hong Kong-funded reconstruction projects five years after a much stronger quake hit the region is at the centre of a growing ...

  10. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... the washroom when their home started to collapse. He was pinned under the two-metre-long slab as his family fled the house. Yang rushed back inside when her son failed to emerge. "I don't ... told of a young woman in Tianquan county who was asleep when the quake struck but escaped without injury as the room collapsed around her. Xiao Qin said the ceiling fell on her and her ...




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