Quake Relief in Action: China's railways prioritize transportation of quake-relief materials

16:28, April 15, 2010      

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As of 6 a.m. Thursday, 18 trains had been deployed nationwide to carry relief materials to the quake-hit Qinghai province, China's Ministry of Railways said.

Minister Liu Zhijun promised that quake-relief materials will be transported "at the most rapid speed".

Altogether, 750 tents, 50,000 cotton padded coats and 37,430 quilts were on the way to the quake-hit area, the ministry said. And more materials were being loaded, including 24,250 tents, 72,500 cotton padded coats, 35,000 quilts and 203 ambulances.



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