- 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.
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