Seventh anniversary of Wenchuan County earthquake

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It has been seven years since a catastrophic earthquake struck Wenchuan County in southwest China’s Sichuan province. 87,000 people were killed, or declared missing in the disaster. Millions were affected and their lives changed completely. CCTV’s Liu Yang filed this report.

Seventh anniversary of Wenchuan County earthquake

Seventh anniversary of Wenchuan County earthquake

It has been seven years since a catastrophic earthquake struck Wenchuan County in southwest China's Sichuan province. 87,000 people were killed, or declared missing in the disaster. Millions were affected and their lives changed completely. CCTV's Liu Yang filed this report.

Highlights:

  • May 12th marks the seventh anniversary of a catastrophic earthquake that struck Wenchuan County in southwest China’s Sichuan province.
  • In 2009, the rebuilding process started, with the government issuing the overall plan for the Post-Wenchuan Earthquake recovery and reconstruction.
  • Yingxiu was the epicenter of the quake; other areas such as Wenchuan and Beichuan counties were also affected severely in 2008.
  • According to government data, $137 billion was spent on the rebuilding quake-affected areas.