Couple Frantic to Find Loved Ones in Rubble

NPR’s Melissa Block told a touching story of a couple in Dujiangyan looking for their toddler son buried in rubble.

We found Fu Guanyu and her husband Wang Wei as they clung frantically to the long arm of a Hitachi excavator as it rumbled through the city of Dujiangyan.They were crying and seemed to be trying to pull the heavy machine, as if they could make it move faster toward their home. Their six-story apartment building had collapsed in the earthquake. Their toddler son, Wang Zhilu, was buried under the debris along with his grandparents. Mrs. Fu broke down as she told me she still had hope their son would be found alive.

Click here to listen to the moving story on All Things Considered. More than three hundred people have commented on it.

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