A decade to grow up: children who survived the 2008 earthquake

Source: Globaltimes.cn – VCG Published: 2018/5/10 17:29:48

  • Fang Junjie, a 5-year-old survivor of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, eats a bowl of noodles in front of the ruins of his house in Renhe village, Yinghua county of Sichuan Province, on May 19, 2008. When the earthquake struck, Fang Junjie’s kindergarten teacher led him and the other students out of the classroom to escape the disaster. Photo: VCG

  • A decade after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Fang Junjie is a student at the Bayi School in Yinghua county, Sichuan Province. Photo: VCG

  • Xiao Hao, a 4-year-old survivor of the magnitude 8.0 earthquake that struck Sichuan's Wenchuan county on May 12, 2008, picks up his favorite rag doll from the ruins of his house in Shiziping village on May 20, 2008. He escaped the earthquake because he was playing in the fields of his family’s farm. Photo: VCG

  • The picture shows Xiao Hao, who is a 14-year-old left behind child as his parents migrated for work, a decade after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake on April 20, 2018. Photo: VCG

  • On May 21, 2008, a soldier carries Wei Fangqin, age 9, away from the ruins of her house as he worried about her safety. She survived the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake as the school did not collapse when she was in class on May 12. Photo: VCG

  • On April 21, 2018, almost a decade after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Wei Fangqin is 19 years old and takes a photo on the railway in front of her home. Photo: VCG

  • Wang Ruyu, a 4-year-old survivor of the Wenchuan earthquake, holds onto her mother’s legs on May 20, 2008. During the earthquake on May 12, 2008, she had been playing in the yard of her nursery school and witnessed the collapsing of the schoolhouse. Photo: VCG

  • A decade after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Wang Ruyu becomes a 14-year-old student at the high school affiliated with Beijing Normal University in Shifang, Sichuan Province. Photo: VCG

  • A photo taken on June 25, 2008 shows Zhang Shuai, age 13, showing his amputated finger in front of the ruins of his house. When the earthquake struck, he lost his finger rescuing three classmates and a teacher, who was eight months pregnant, from the ruins of the collapsed teaching building. Photo: VCG

  • On April 23, 2018, about a decade after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Zhang Shuai is 23 years old and was just hired at a company in Chengdu to do foreign exchange and data analysis. This is his first day at the company after attending the induction training. Photo: VCG

  • Fang Mengting, a survivor of the Wenchuan earthquake, stands in the ruins wearing the clothes dug up from under the rubble on May 29, 2008. Photo: VCG

  • A decade after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Fang Mengting is 21 years old and studies at the Neijiang Vocational and Technical College in Sichuan Province. She takes a picture in front of the entrance of the college on April 22, 2018. Photo: VCG

  • Li Wenxin moves towards a toy car found in the rubble in Renhe village in Sichuan Province on May 19, 2008, after the Wenchuan earthquake. Photo: VCG

  • On April 19, 2018, about a decade after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Li Wenxin stands beside his family’s car and takes a photo. His love for cars hasn’t changed. Photo: VCG

  • Feng Zhiyan, almost 7 years old, weeps at her father’s grave on May 20, 2008, in Shifang, Sichuan Province. Her father was a teacher at Hongbai School before he was killed in the Wenchuan earthquake. Photo: VCG

  • A decade after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Feng Zhiyan is a high school student at Qiyi High School in Shifang, Sichuan Province. Her academic record ranks first in the class, and she said that the university she wants to go to most is the Communication University of China. Photo: VCG






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