Xi visits epicenter of 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, lays flowers for deceased

2018-02-14 02:08:48 GMT2018-02-14 10:08:48(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

WENCHUAN, Sichuan, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping Monday visited Yingxiu Town of Wenchuan County, epicenter of the magnitude 8 earthquake that hit southwest China's Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, visited the ruins of a middle school, where he laid flowers in memory of more than 80,000 people killed in the earthquake and heroes who died during rescue work.