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May 16th, 2008

The miracle girl

This is the story of Song Xinyi, a 3 years old girl rescued after 40 hours:

‘Two tigers, two tigers, running fast…’, the singing came from underneath the debris. Everyone was moved by the babyish and optimistic voice.

The child’s life was in danger. The already destroyed building may collapse again at any moment. Then, the little girl started to calm her rescuers, ‘Uncles, I am not scared. You don’t worry.’

Pieces of stones and bricks were removed one by one by the rescuers. Then they discovered the girl’s legs were stuck in the rubble. Her lower body was stained with blood. The child was grinding her teech to suppress severe pains she was clearly suffering.

The 3 year old girl was buried under a destroyed house in Beichuan. Her body was shielded by her parents. After 40 hours of ordeal, she was rescued. Her parents were not so lucky to survive.

When lying on the stretcher, the child could speak clearly. Her name is Song Xinyi, She was in the kingergarten. She likes drawing and watching TV…

Translated from Chinese by Tang Zhenzhao

6 Responses to “The miracle girl”

  1. tangzhenzhao Says:
    May 19th, 2008 at 2:47 am

    A bad new from http://cache.tianya.cn/publicforum/content/help/1/139334.shtml:
    the right leg of this girl would be amputated

  2. Why is that bad news? Every single life saved is good news.

  3. Hi tangzhenzhao, could you please translate some update about that girl from the Chinese website? Thanks a lot.

  4. [...] translation from sichuanearthquake.org.uk [...]

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  6. Except no, to both.

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