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Premier Wen arrives in quake-hit Yushu

2010-04-15 11:03:36 GMT2010-04-15 19:03:36 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Yushu prefecture of northwest China's Qinghai Province Thursday afternoon after a three-hour flight, April 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Yushu prefecture of northwest China's Qinghai Province Thursday afternoon after a three-hour flight, April 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Yushu prefecture of northwest China's Qinghai Province Thursday afternoon after a three-hour flight, April 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in northwestern Qinghai's Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu Thursday afternoon after a three-hour flight.

Wen will inspect the disaster relief work and visit affected local people.

Vice Premier Hui Liangyu, who arrived in the disaster area Wednesday evening, specified a timetable for rescue work in Yushu which was hit by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake.

Transport and communication facilities should be restored in 24 hours since the quake occurred Wednesday morning, a task that has been achieved, Hui said at a meeting held by the quake relief headquarters in Yushu's Gyegu Town near the quake's epicenter.

Electricity and petrol supply should be guaranteed within 48 hours, especially in important venues including the quake relief headquarters and hospitals, he said.

State Councilor Ma Kai and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu accompanied Wen to visit the disaster area.

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