YA’AN, CHINA – A desperate race against time in southwest China, as rescuers search for survivors from Saturday’s earthquake that killed at least 186 people.
More than 8,000 people have been hospitalized, and authorities expect the number of dead and injured to rise as rescuers dig their way through earth and debris.
87,000 people died when an earthquake struck the area in 2008.
China’s premier flew in to visit a hospital and talk with doctors.
The magnitude-7 earthquake may have rattled some people, but not a television news bride-to-be. The quake struck as she and her wedding party were heading to the big event. And, just like here in the U.S., her station apparently felt the need to share her special day with viewers.
Otherwise, why else would she just happen to have a camera and microphone?
And then there is this story to prove that in death there is life, that hope walks with despair.
An 8-pound, 4-ounce girl was born a few hours after the quake in a makeshift ward in a hospital parking lot. Her parents named her Zhensheng, which means ‘born after earthquake’ in Chinese.