Nearly 18,000 Still 'Missing' on China Quake Anniversary





Nearly two years have past, and families throughout China still don't know what happened to their loved ones.

Wednesday marks the second anniversary of China's worst disaster in a generation, the Sichuan earthquake -- and a painful milestone for the families of the 17,921 people still recorded as missing.

Chinese law says relatives can apply two years after a disaster to have their loved ones registered among the dead. Not many are expected to do so. It's a choice that offers some minor financial compensation and a mix of closure and fresh pain.



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