Sichuan: Homes dam­aged

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA - By CAO YIN caoyin@chi­

im­me­di­ate surgery to pre­vent The in­fec­tion.death toll from a mag­ni­tude-7.0“We were earth­quakeon open that ground struck when a Ji­uzhaigourock fell countyand hit in my Sichuan brother provinceon the on leg,” Tues­day­said Ro­main­night rose Val­lon,to 19 a and stu­dent­the tal­lyin of Bei­jing.the in­jured The rose broth­er­sto 263, were in­clud­ing stay­ing seven with se­ri­ous­lytheir motherand threein a hotelin crit­i­cal in Ji­uzhaigou con­di­tion, when by the Wed­nes­day quake struck. evening. All-out res­cue ef­forts The were Cana­dian con­tin­u­ing. woman is ex­pect­edAbout to 60,000be dis­charged­tourists andin two mi­grantor three work­ers days, doc­tor­shad been evac­u­at­ed­said. “We from havethe epi­cen­ter­received of ex­cel­lent­the quake 5 pm The Wed­nes­day.res­cue work­ers“The evac­u­a­tion and doc­tors has have been been swift veryand ef­fi­cient,”help­ful,” she said said.Liu Zuom­ing, di­rec­tor About of 500 the med­i­cal dis­as­ter work­er­sre­lief head­quar­ters.from all across the prov­ince The have quake been struck pro­vid­ingJi­uzhaigou emer­gency county treat­ the Aba Ti­betanNo build­ingsand Qiang col­lapsed au­ton­o­mous in the quake, pre­fec­ture­but someat 9:19 1,680pm on houses Tues­day wereat a depth dam­aged,of 20 kilo­me­­cord­ing to More the than pro­vin­cial1,000 af­ter­shocks gov­ern­ment. — the strong­est mag­ni­tude-4.6Res­cue forces in­clud­ing— had struck Armed by Po­lice late and Wed­nes­day,the PLA ac­cord­ingGround Forceto the were China busy Earthquake­clear­ing roads Ad­min­is­tra­tion.and dis­tribut­ing re­lief ma­te­ri­als, such as On tents. Tues­day night, Pres­i­dent Also Xi Jin­pin­gon Wed­nes­day­called for all-out morn­ing, ef­fortsa mag­ni­tude-6.6to rapidly or­ga­nize earth­quake re­lief struck work the Xin­jian­gand res­cue Uygur­the in­jured. au­tonomousXi said au­thor­i­ties­re­gion, in­jur­ing should32 in check Jinghe the county, im­pact Bor­ta­laof the Mon­go­lian­earthquake, au­ton­o­mous evac­u­ate pre­fec­ture.and set­tle vis­i­torsThe Chi­naand lo­cal Earthquakepeo­ple, and Ad­min­is­tra­tionre­duce death saidand in­juries the two as quakes much ar­eas pos­si­ble.not re­lated and Since they do the not earth­quake­mean China took has place en­tered duringa pe­ri­odthe peak of touris­tac­tive seis­mic sea­son ac­tiv­i­ well as flood The sea­son, num­ber au­thor­i­tiesof earth­quakes should en­hanceon the me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Chi­nese main­land early is warn­ingsstill withi­nand ge­o­log­i­cal­nor­mal range, mon­i­toringof­fi­cials guard against other dis­as­ters Xinhua and con­tribut­edtry their bestto this to pro­tect­story. peo­ple’s lives and

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