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Couple digs out their four children from the rubble of their quake-hit home

Published on Aug 4, 2014 4:51 PM
 
Rescuers search for survivors in debris after an earthquake hit Ludian county in Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. A couple from Ludian county here reportedly dug their four children out of the rubble after their home collapsed following a massive earthquake on Sunday. -- PHOTO: AFP

ZHAOTONG, China - A couple from Ludian county here reportedly dug their four children out of the rubble after their home collapsed following a massive earthquake on Sunday.

Luo Faming and his wife were picking red peppers in their yard as their children watched television inside the home when the quake struck, according to China Daily.

"Our house made of soil shook strongly at that time and later collapsed," Luo told the website, adding all four children were buried under the rubble. "I was shocked and asked my wife to help dig our children out quickly with hoes," the website quoted the father as saying. "I dug my eldest son out first and he looked good, which comforted me to some extent."

Neighbours of the couple rushed to help and the other three children were also rescued, the report said.

 
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