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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.

He Was a Factory Welder Before Building the Multi-Billion-Dollar Haidilao Hot Pot Business


In an age where billionaires represent the pinnacle of financial success, one entrepreneur stands out for banking on a product unique to Asian culture — and now enjoyed by customers in about 600 locations worldwide.

With a current net worth of $12.2 billion, Zhang Yong, 49, has become the richest man in Singapore, all thanks to his hot pot empire Haidilao.

Chinese Cancer Patient Who Wrote Inspiring ‘Death Diary’ Dies at Age 29

Chinese netizens are grieving over the death of Zhou Lin, the Chinese breast cancer patient who documented her battle against the illness in an inspiring online diary. She was 29 years old.

According to People’s Daily Online (via MailOnline), Zhou succumbed to her disease at home in Shifang, Sichuan Province, on Nov. 27. Zhou’s family relayed the sad news on her WeChat account. Her multitudes of followers expressed grief on social media over her passing, with netizens revealing how Zhou’s positive attitude despite her illness has given them inspiration.

Rare Photos Reveal Life Inside China’s Largest Bitcoin Mines

Editor’s Note: The Bitcoin industry exists in a legal gray zone in China, and the miners in this story, concerned about attention from the government, asked not to have their full names or the names of the villages where their mines are located mentioned in this story.

Sichuan Province is home to one of China’s largest bitcoin mines, where mining machines are used to produce cryptocurrency that is sought by entrepreneurial Chinese investors.

Chinese Students Campaign to Buy New Phone for Elderly Campus Worker

A group of college students at China West Normal University in Nanchong, Sichuan Province, created a fundraising campaign to buy a smartphone for a sanitation worker who lost his own near the school.

The 63-year-old Ren Xingyu had misplaced his phone while sweeping the streets outside of the university last Tuesday, so the students put up posters on the street and shared information online about his device.