All-out Res­cue Ef­forts

China Pictorial (English) - - Express News -

Au­gust 9, Chengdu, Sichuan Prov­ince: One of the first nine res­cued is trans­ported by a he­li­copter to Chengdu to re­ceive bet­ter med­i­cal treat­ment.

A 7.0-mag­ni­tude earth­quake stuck Ji­uzhaigou County in the Aba Ti­betan and Qiang Au­ton­o­mous Pre­fec­ture at 9:19 p.m. on Au­gust 8. Af­ter the quake, Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping quickly called for all-out ef­forts to rapidly or­ga­nize re­lief work and res­cue the in­jured. With a speedy re­sponse, res­cue work went smoothly and ef­fi­ciently. Over 60,000 tourists and mi­grant work­ers had been evac­u­ated by Au­gust 10.

Known for its eth­nic mi­nor­ity com­mu­ni­ties, moun­tain­ous land­scape, and stun­ning scenery, Ji­uzhaigou Val­ley was listed by UNESCO as a World Her­itage site in 1992. Thanks to the re­lief work, the site is re­gain­ing its beauty.


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