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Friday, May 23, 2008

Sichuan

This is a terribly tragic image to view, so you may not wish to continue. I loaded it lower on the page in case you don't want to look.

With China's one child policy, a whole generation has been wiped out in some villages and towns. When schools collapse while other buildings remain relatively intact next to them, this is not a natural disaster, it's a criminal act.

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Caption: Rescue workers remove the bodies of children from the rubble of a collapsed primary school in Dujiangyan ~Reuters


I was going to post my thoughts about the awful devastation but there are really no words. All I can say is this: If you are able to, please give.

5 comments:

Fusion said...

So heartbreaking, and from the accounts of corrupt builders and shoddy construction, so needless as well...

Jac said...

Oh, and I never even thought about the one child policy. Somehow, that makes it all the more tragic, although losing any child is a disaster.

TMC said...

Heart breaking, gut wrenching....

When I read the warning about the picture I thought I could handle it. I thought it would have been one of those I saw online of a parent washing his dead child... I thought I could look at this picture and not cry because really, what could be worse than seeing a picture of a parent with their dead child? Well, I was wrong. This picture just ripped at my heart and immediately tears came.
I have been keeping up with the news on this event and it's so hard to watch. It's so hard to not watch as well, and I know it's far from over. I wish there was more I could do, I can only give little $$ because I am living from paycheck to paycheck as it is.
I know there were more peole that died as a result of the cyclone, but this one hit me harder for some reason. Probably hearing about these schools, and seeing the pictures online. A terrible tragedy indeed.

S'mee said...

We've followed every minute of it. So sad, so very sad.
IanS.

Brenda Starr said...

Oh my goodness....I never even thought about how devastating the loss is under one-child policy and your insight gave me the chills....

 

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