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Vice Premier visits Yushu, relief and rescue underway

By Jia Xu ( Updated: 2010-04-14 21:42


Vice Premier visits Yushu, relief and rescue underway
Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu (third right) comforts a quake-affected villager in Yushu of northwest China's Qinghai province April 14, 2010. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the region early on Wednesday, leaving about 400 dead and 10,000 injured. [Photo/Xinhua] 

Yushu, Qinghai: Relief materials have been sent to Yushu by the Qinghai Bureau of Civil Affairs after a 7.1-magnitude-earthquake hit the region early on Wednesday.

5,000 tents, 10,000 beds, 5,000 articles of winter clothing and more than 200 emergency lamps have arrived in the quake-hit area. The bureau has allocated more than 10 million yuan as rescue fund.

In addition, 120 firemen were also deployed by the Gansu Rescue Unit.

Luo Huining, governor of Qinghai province, visited the earthquake area to comfort victims and assure them that adequate support will be delivered soon.

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