Quake Relief in Action: "We can overcome disaster," says Premier Wen

19:44, April 16, 2010      

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Friday told quake-affected people in Yushu of northwest China's Qinghai Province to "help and care each other, fight shoulder to shoulder and unite as one to overcome difficulties."

Wen, who concluded up a two-day visit to Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Friday, said: "We can overcome the disaster and improve national unity in fighting the calamity."

In his visit to Yushu, Wen has visited quake-devastated schools, orphanages, monasteries and improvised camps housing quake-displaced people, conveying heart-felt sympathy and solicitude on behalf of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council to the quake-stricken victims.

A 7.1-magnitude quake hit Yushu in southern Qinghai early Wednesday. By Friday, at least 791 people were dead, 11,486 were injured, and 294 were missing.

The temblor also flattened 15,000 residential buildings in Gyegu town near the epicenter and many people are believed to still be trapped under the rubble, rescuers said.

Source: Xinhua


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