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Chinese Premier Visits Earthquake Zone

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The Great Wall of China near Jinshanling. Photo: Jakub Hałun.

Emergency workers in China’s Yunnan and Guizhou provinces are clearing roads and climbing mountains to try to reach villages cut off by Friday’s earthquakes, as Premier Wen Jiabao visited with some of the victims of the disaster.

Wen visited hospitals and emergency shelters Saturday, saying finding and rescuing those still missing must be a top priority. He also urged emergency workers to take precautions against disease epidemics in the emergency camps, and noted that they must also be on watch for “secondary and geological hazards” such as landslides.

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