Watch: Original black-and-white footage of the aftermath of the deadly Tangshan Earthquake in 1976

July 28 marks the 40th anniversary of the devastating earthquake, killing over 240,000 people in Tangshan city, north China’s Hebei Province. It is an event that still resonates with people across China. Today, many people, including some 400 veterans who joined the rescue efforts 40 years ago, gathered at the Tangshan Earthquake Monument dedicated to the victims. Extraordinary on the scene black-and-white video footage shows the quake’s devastating effect on the city and the amazing efforts as people strove to rescue the victims. Take a look!

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