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Chinese President Hu flies to quake zone to guide relief work, visit victims

2010-04-18 08:52 BJT

Special Report: 7.1-magnitude Quake Hit Qinghai, China |

BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao Sunday morning flied to quake-hit Yushu in northwest China's Qinghai Province to guide relief work and visit victims, the next day he was back from an overseas visit.

President Hu cut short his visit to Latin America and returned to Beijing on Saturday due to the 7.1-magnitude quake, which struck the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu Wednesday morning, and left 1,484 dead with 312 still missing.

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: Xinhua