Survivors Seek the Missing as Hopes Fade

By LORETTA CHAO and JASON LEOW in Baishui He, China, and GORDON FAIRCLOUGH in Mianyang, China
The Wall Street Journal – Friday 16 May, 2008

The Wall Street Journal - Yan Yang desperately searching for mother
Since learning this week that the earthquake
might have buried her mother, 24-year-old Yan Yang, left, has
joined a solemn parade of those looking for the missing in Sichuan Province.
Image: Loretta Chao

Since learning this week that the earthquake in China might have buried her mother, Yang Yan has joined a solemn parade of those looking for the missing.

The 24-year-old spent Tuesday going in and out of hospitals in Pengzhou city, where she moved earlier this year to work in a teahouse and leave the watchful eyes of her parents. But she had no luck. On Wednesday, she headed to a shelter for refugees, but found only neighbors from her town and many more unknown faces. . .

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