Liu Hua, mother of Yang Li, 16 "I live not too far away from the school, just a few kilometres. When the quake happened I was at home and I rushed to the school. I didn't know how serious it was, as the damage to our own house was pretty small. My husband was in Chengdu, where he works, and he came here and found my son's body at 8pm. I work on a market stall and life has to go on, of course, but my mental state is seriously damaged. This will be with me for ever, and for me things will never get back to normal. How am I supposed to recover from this? It's a huge shock. We're not rich people, we are poor people, it was tough for us to raise him."
Photographs by Ian Teh