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Parents in China Mourn and Question

Parents in China Mourn and Question

It’s been three weeks since the terrible 8.0-magnitude earthquake that took the lives of nearly 70,000 individuals in China. A tragedy of any size is heartbreaking, but this story hits you right in the pit of your stomach. Thousands of those who died were young children who left the house that morning and went to school, just like any other day.

As expected, people are dealing with many emotions during this difficult grieving process. But parents of the deceased children are outraged because they aren’t being informed of the investigation into why the schools were constructed so poorly. One school collapsed in 10 seconds—not even giving the kids a chance to escape. Anger is directed towards government officials, but also individuals at the schools.

Unanswered questions are a normal source of distress when dealing with the loss of someone you love. But when dealing with such a large disaster, it must seem impossible because so many individuals are looking for the same responses.

How do you deal with those questions that keep popping into mind during the grieving process? [BBC]

Posted: 6/5/08