A Ruinous Loss
Re "The Walls Tumble Down" [May 26], it was devastating to see thousands of schoolchildren buried alive when a powerful earthquake reduced whole towns in China's Sichuan province to rubble. Children are innocent and their lives so utterly precious; the images we saw on television and in the press of lifeless young bodies lying in piles within the remains of their schools sickened me. As an overseas Chinese, my heart goes to the bereaved families who have lost that which is most dear.

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