The fancy lights above jiggled as every other thing shook.
Screams followed, then pitch darkness. He could neither move nor speak.
His wife lay by his side – cold still. In vain he struggled beneath against the rubble.
“Anyone there?” He heard those voices but wept when they faded away.
© Ifeoma Ezekafor
Continue with a moment of silence for those who lost their lives in any kind of natural disaster. We remember them all.