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source: Xinhua net, May 24, 2008, Xinhua´s quoted source: 金羊网-新快报 (Jin Yang Wang – Xin Kuai Bao)
The following is a translation of an article on Xinhua Net
He didn´t cry. There is only remorse and sorrow, even though he is facing amputation of his left leg.
Wang Peng, a senior student, a volunteer who came from Chengdu. After the earthquake occured, he, who had been orphaned as a child, joined a volunteer group and went to a county within the earth quake zone, them being some of the first on the road. On May 16, around 1:30 hours, as he was following some military reservists´ vehicle, a 5.9 degrees aftershock occured, a rock smashed his left leg. "I'm feeling sorry. I haven't contributed any efforts, and have instead become a burden to the disaster area myself." His short statement made warm tears run from the journalists´ eyes. At a young age, Wang Peng had lost both his parents, and it was his grandmother who raised him. "Being an orphan myself, I know that kind of bitterness", Wang Peng said. Later on, Wang Peng was taken to the Number 453 PLA Hospital in Chengdu by helicopter.