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Premier Wen urges guard against disasters following landslide in Yunnan

(Xinhua)

16:06, October 06, 2012

YILIANG, Yunnan, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao has called for precautions against possible disasters and urged efforts to do a good job in dealing with things that matters the safety of the people, especially children.

Wen made the call Friday when he visited the site of a landslide which occurred around 8:10 a.m. Thursday in the village of Zhenhe in Yiliang county, southwest China's Yunnan Province, leaving 18 primary school students and one villager dead.

Wen presented a bouquet for the victims and gave his condolences to their families, saying that governments at all levels must prioritize the safety of schools and students while carrying out the rebuilding work.

The victims' families were each given 20,000 yuan (3,160 U.S. dollars) in accordance with compensatory measures enacted after multiple earthquakes hit the county in early September.

The trip marks Wen's second visit to Yiliang since early September. He previously visited the area on Sept. 8, just one day after several earthquakes hit the county, killing 81 people.

The students who were buried in the landslide were attending school during the ongoing National Day holiday to make up classes that were missed due to the September quakes, local authorities said.

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