Trapped in the quake zone, August 6

6 Aug 2014

For days, the only link between Longtoushan, the epicentre of the deadly Yunnan earthquake, to the outside word was a nearly impenetrable path covered in mud from a landslide. Victims were desperate for food and water, while rescuers were equally desperate to ferry aid and supplies - and, more important, to carry the injured to safety. SCMP photographer Simon Song captures the scenes of suffering and hope.