Category: Sichuan

Anguish lives on for households of students crushed in Sichuan quake 0

Anguish lives on for households of students crushed in Sichuan quake

Sichuan province, China –  On May 12, 2008, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the mountainous western province of Sichuan, China, killing nearly 90,000 people. Among the dead were thousands of students who were crushed to death when their poorly-constructed classrooms collapsed. The government has since directed substantial resources into rebuilding the quake-affected zone, but a decade later…