A Sad Anniversary – The Wenchuan Earthquake

Four years ago this afternoon, at 2:12pm, the ground began to shake underneath the mountains of western Sichuan Province. By the end of the day, entire cities were flattened, hillsides had fallen into rivers, 90,000 people were dead, and millions had lost loved ones.

I remember what I was doing when I heard the news.  I was in a meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and during a break someone said they were getting reports of an earthquake in Sichuan.  At the time the death toll was still just in the dozens. Along with the rest of the world, we watched in horror and sadness as the death toll mounted…and mounted….and mounted.

Where were you and what were you doing when you first heard the news? Leave a comment and tell your story.

(image source: The Big Picture)


A Nation Mourns