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Premier Wen Jiabao in Yunnan to direct quake rescue work

2012-09-08 01:07:38 GMT2012-09-08 09:07:38(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (third R) visits an injured child at Yiliang County People's Hospital, Zhaotong city of Yunnan province, Sept 8, 2012. Wen arrived in the quake-hit areas in Zhaotong city on Saturday to direct the rescue work. Two quakes measuring 5.7 and 5.6 on the Richter scale hit a border area near Yiliang in Yunnan and Weining county in Guizhou province Friday, respectively. So far 80 people have been confirmed dead. (Photo/Xinhua)

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (Front R) visits the quake-hit area at Zhaotong city of Yunnan Province, Sept 8, 2012. (Photo/Xinhua)

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (Front L) visits an injured child at Yiliang County People's Hospital, Zhaotong city of Yunnan province, Sept 8, 2012. (Photo/Xinhua)

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (Front Center) shakes hands with a military officer taking part in the quake rescue work in Yiliang county of Yunnan province, Sept 8, 2012. (Photo/Xinhua)

Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Yiliang County early Saturday to inspect the quake-stricken areas and direct rescue operations.

President Hu Jintao, who is now in Russia's port city of Vladivostok for the APEC summit, sent instructions demanding the local government and relevant departments to ensure the safety and security of affected people's life and property.

The death toll of the multiple earthquakes that jolted a mountainous region in Southwest China had risen to 80, the civil affairs department of the Yunnan provincial government said on the morning of Saturday.

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