Singapore actor thought he was going to die in China earthquake

28 April 2013 / 3 years 6 months ago

Singapore actor Leon Jay Williams was sleeping in a Chengdu hotel room on the 38th floor when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook the city, jolting him "wide awake at 8am by major tremors".The quake hit China's Sichuan province last Saturday, claiming 200 lives and injuring thousands of people.Williams, 36, said: "It was definitely one of the most devastating quakes I've encountered in my life. For a moment, I thought I was going to die."That was just the first shock of the day.On the flight to Guangzhou that evening, the plane he was in encountered turbulence, causing Williams to think the worst."I fly a lot around China for work but it was the first time I had the fleeting thought through my head that 'Okay, this is it, today's the day I'm going to go."This is how it'll all end," he said.

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