A look back at unforgettable moments of Wenchuan earthquake on 13th anniversary
By Global Times, Published: 2021/5/12 11:59:28
Rescue commandos from the Henan Provincial Fire Brigade carry professional rescue equipment to the quake-hit Hongbai Town, Shifang City in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, May 15, 2008. Photo: VCG
Editor's Note:
Thirteen years have passed since May 12, 2008, when the Wenchuan earthquake left 69,181 people dead and more than 18,000 people missing, according to a report published by the Chinese government that year.
We still miss each of our compatriots who died in that disaster and will never forget the tearful scenes of the rescue efforts. We firmly believe that "no difficulty can defeat the heroic Chinese people."

A worker is rescued after 101 hours under rubble in Deyang, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, on May 16, 2008. Photo: VCG
A 31-year-old female teahouse worker who was buried in rubble for 124 hours miraculously survived after more than 70 hours of rescue efforts in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, May 17, 2008. Photo: VCG
A student from Mianzhu Dongfang Electric Middle School, is rescued after being trapped for more than 30 hours in Deyang, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, May 14, 2008. Photo: VCG
Rescue commandos from the Henan Provincial Fire Brigade carry professional rescue equipment to the quake-hit Hongbai Town, Shifang City in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, May 15, 2008. Photo: VCG
A husband kisses his wife who is about to give birth and moved outside at the Jinjiang District Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital in Chengdu, May 12, 2008, after the earthquake. Photo: VCG
Photo shows the reconstruction of Shazhou Town in Guangyuan, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, May 4, 2011. Photo: VCG
Photo shows Banaqia, a new county seat in Beichuan, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, which was rebuilt after the earthquake, on November 11, 2019. Photo: VCG
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