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Life rebuilt from ruins: 5 years after Wenchuan earthquake

People's Daily Online)  13:35, May 10, 2013  

Song Xinyi poses for photo in Dujiangyan city of Sichuan on April 5, 2013. Song Xinyi, 8, received visit of medical experts from Beijing on the 5th anniversary of Wenchuan Earthquake. In the earthquake, three-year-old Song Xinyi was buried in the ruin of houses for 40 hours under her parents' dead bodies. When she was transferred to the nearest hospital after being rescued, the rescue team met the then Premier Wen Jiabao who was visiting the quake area. Wen and his entourage made the way for the little girl and the rescue team. (Photo/CFP)

Edited and translated by Huang Jin, People's Daily Online

An 8.0 Richter scale earthquake hit Wenchuan and Beichuan counties in Sichuan on May 12, 2008. The earthquake killed 69,227 people, injured 374,643, and caused 17,923 people missing. It was the most destructive quake since the founding of New China, known as the Wenchuan Earthquake.

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(Editor:HuangJin、Gao Yinan)


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