Brief Introduction
Earthquake Relics
20 Cases of Successful Self-rescue
At the Terrifying Moment

 

 

All Kinds of Earth Light

Records on the Bamboo

20 Examples of Rescue

Seismic Belts in China

Ground Deformation

Calling of Apes

Key Points for Escape

When Pressed Down

 

20 Cases of Successful Self-rescue

 7.  Enlarging Hiding Places to Survive 

  This is a story about a man worked in Majiagou Mine. He lived in the houses of the mine before the earthquake. (X intensity)

  After the earthquake, I was completely covered by the debris. At the beginning, I did not know the real situation with me, so I dared not to move blindly. I feared that the cover over me would become more compact if I move. But I thought, many people were waiting for rescue under the debris and probably no one could come for the rescue in a short time. If the condition permits, I should rescue myself instead of waiting for others. First, I tried carefully to move my shoulders and drew back my arms, then I could move my upper body. I didn't encounter any danger so I became even courageous. I tried to move the rocks around me to further places. This enlarged my space for survival and my inhale became more smooth, which created conditions for my survival. When I felt someone was outside, I shouted at him loudly. Since I did not spend so much energy, my voice was loud enough to be heard. Two men came and they immediately removed the debris on my body. I took an active part to cooperate with them and from inside I passed the stones to the outside. Gradually, I could move my legs. I came out of the debris at last.

  I believe one should first try to rescue himself when he was covered by debris. This could not only save time, but also help to rescue other people that are covered. 

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