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Video: Chinese boy carries classmate to safety during earthquake

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  • A video posted by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin shows a young boy lifting his classmate to evacuate during an earthquake in China.
  • In the undated clip, the boy is seen carrying the classmate on his back as the other students rush out the door as the earthquake happens.
  • “Proud of the boy who helped his physically challenged classmate to evacuate in the earthquake!” Wang wrote on Sept. 7.
  • “This brave & selfless boy deserves a letter of recommendation (or other equivalent recognition) from his school,” a commenter wrote.
  • While no other details were included in the video, the Chinese province of Sichuan was hit with a 6.6 or 6.8 magnitude earthquake on Sept. 5 that resulted in the deaths of at least 93 people and injury of at least 423 others.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin recently took to Facebook to commend a boy who carried his classmate to evacuate during an earthquake in China. 

Wang shared the video showing the boy’s heroic moment as he rushed to the aid of his classmate in need as their surroundings start to shake. 

Firefighter rescued as a baby in 2008 Sichuan earthquake pays it forward in rescue of his own

  • A firefighter who rescued a baby in the recent earthquake in Sichuan, China revealed that he was also rescued by a firefighter as a child in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
  • Sichuan was hit by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake on Monday which was followed by aftershocks continuing into Tuesday, killing 86 people and injuring more than 270.
  • The firefighter was photographed holding the baby and helping villagers.

Photos of a firefighter cradling a two-month-old survivor of the recent Sichuan earthquake led to the revelation that the man was also rescued as a child by a firefighter in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan on Monday, followed by 2.9-magnitude aftershocks throughout Tuesday and Wednesday. State media reported on Thursday that the death toll has risen to 86 people while 270 more have been injured and 35 remain missing.

Dashcam video captures moment deadly earthquake strikes China’s Sichuan province

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  • A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit China’s southwestern Sichuan province, killing at least 65 people and injuring more than 200 others.
  • There are at least 12 people missing, according to reports.
  • Over 50,000 people have relocated to safer areas, while rescuers continue to retrieve over 200 people stranded in the quake zone.
  • In a viral video captured on a vehicle’s dashcam, a vehicle can be seen driving along a street when the earthquake struck. Trees can be seen violently swaying just before the facade of a building crumbles onto the street as people run away from the scene.

An earthquake that hit China’s southwestern Sichuan province has killed at least 65 people and injured more than 200 others.

The 6.6-magnitude quake struck southwest of Sichuan’s capital Chengdu at around 1 p.m. local time on Monday with aftershocks continuing into Tuesday, impacting an estimated 1 million people.

7.0-magnitude earthquake leaves at least 5 dead and 130 injured in northern Philippines

  • A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit northern Luzon, the Philippines’ most populous island, on Wednesday morning, killing at least five and injuring 130 people.
  • The impact caused about $687 million of infrastructure damage and affected more than 21,000 people.
  • There had been 58 reported landslides, damaging hundreds of homes and several schools and hospitals.
  • Centuries-old historical sites, including Vigan Cathedral and Bantay Bell Tower, also collapsed among terrified residents and visitors.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines, prompting more than 50 landslides and killing at least five people. 

The earthquake hit northern Luzon, the Philippines’ most populous island, on Wednesday morning at a depth of six miles, killing at least five and injuring 130 people, according to the authorities.

7.4 magnitude earthquake kills at least 2, leaves thousands without power in Fukushima, Japan

  • A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Fukushima, Japan, on Wednesday, leaving many homes without water or power.
  • The earthquake has forced many factories to close, halting the production of supply chains that are already experiencing shortages.
  • It has been reported that at least two people have been found dead with 161 more injured.
  • The Self-Defense Forces are delivering water to communities who lost access to water supplies, and the Japanese government is on high alert for potential tremors in the next two to three days.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 hit Japan’s northeast coast on Wednesday, leaving at least two people dead and many homes without power or water.

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported the earthquake occurred at 11:36 p.m. in Soma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. 

Naomi Osaka pledges all her Western & Southern Open winnings to earthquake victims in Haiti

Haiti victims will receive Naomi Osaka winnings

Tennis star Naomi Osaka announced that she will donate her winnings from the 2021 Western & Southern Open to help the victims of an earthquake that hit Haiti on Saturday morning. 

Death toll: The 7.2-magnitude earthquake has left at least 1,297 people dead and over 5,700 injured, forcing the Haitian government to declare a state of emergency, CNN reported. 

Japan Rocked By 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Leaving at Least 2 Dead, 125 Injured

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake recently shook Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture, as other parts of the country recover from the devastation caused by Typhoon Jebi that wreaked havoc earlier this week.

The earthquake hit southern Hokkaido at around 3 a.m. on Thursday at the depth of 40 kilometers (24 miles) with its epicenter said to be located east of the city of Tomakomai, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency via TIME.