A video showing teachers in Tangshan calmly guiding their students to evacuate a school after a 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit there on Monday has gone viral online since it was posted on Wednesday. Teachers at the Tangshan Yingcai School instructed their students to protect themselves under desks when the quake hit and later on arranged them to evacuate from the classrooms to the playground in an orderly manner, the video shows.
“My teacher said that she herself was very nervous and a little bit scared then. But she still tried to calm us,” said a Web user from Tangshan.
The teachers, who were calm and responsible, ignored their own safety when the quake hit, which has earned them nationwide praise.
The 4.8-magnitude earthquake in Tangshan, where it had previously experienced a destructive quake in 1976, triggered nationwide concern over whether it was possible there could be another devastating quake in that location.