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China quake: Rescuers battle to reach survivors

Chinese rescue teams are struggling to reach survivors of a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake in remote hill villages in Sichuan province.
 
Emergency workers dressed in bright orange uniforms were making their way to remote areas on foot after roads were blocked by landslides, BBC reports.
 
Soldiers worked all night to search villages and treat the injured, while local people slept in shelters or cars.The quake killed 203 and injured some 11,500, state media said.
 
Among the injured were 960 people who were seriously wounded.
 
Premier Li Keqiang is overseeing relief efforts, and told reporters the rescue was “our first duty”.Mr Li, who arrived on Saturday afternoon by helicopter, has visited hospitals and tents, and climbed on a pile of rubble to view the devastation. 

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