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Story: Mother saves her child's life

08-15-2010 19:37 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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Now to a report on a mother's maternal instinct, love for her child and will to survive. Yang Lumei was one of the thousands of people affected by the Zhouqu county landslide. She was holding her four-year-old son in her arms when the landslide hit. What's amazing about this survival story is how they both got out alive.

Gao Yuan, who's four-years-old would be dead, if it wasn't for his mother who saved his life.

Yang Lumei was holding her son in her arms when the landslide struck.

Now to a report on a mother's maternal instinct, love for her child and will to survive. Yang Lumei was one of the thousands of people affected by the Zhouqu county landslide.
Now to a report on a mother's maternal instinct, love for her child and will to 
Lumei was one of the thousands of people affected by the Zhouqu 
county landslide. She was holding her four-year-old son in her arms when the landslide

Yang Lumei said, "Suddenly I heard the sound of the landslide and a loud crack. Then my house began to shake and glass fell to the floor."

Yang held her son and ran to the door of her house, but realized she was trapped. She then hoped to find safety in a corner of her house. But, the mudslide was so ferocious, it rumbled through her house burying Yang up to her neck.

She lifted her son over her head keeping him out of harm's way. She didn't move and stayed totally still for 8 hours.

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