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Chinese vice premier urges all efforts to rescue landslide victims

06-30-2010 09:10 BJT Special Report: Rainstorm Batters Large Parts of China |

GUANLING, Guizhou, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu Tuesday urged local government to use all resources to rescue victims of a landslide in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu (2nd R) instructs the rescue work during a conference in Dazhai Village, Gangwu Township of Guanling County, in southwest China's Guizhou Province, June 29, 2010. Vice Premier Hui Liangyu rushed to the site on Monday with a team of experts and officials where some 107 people from 38 families were buried and trapped by a rainstorm-triggered landslide Monday afternoon in southwest China's Guizhou Province.(Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu (2nd R) instructs the rescue work during a conference 
in Dazhai Village, Gangwu Township of Guanling County, in southwest China's Guizhou Province, 
June 29, 2010. Vice Premier Hui Liangyu rushed to the site on Monday with a team of experts 
and officials where some 107 people from 38 families were buried and trapped by a rainstorm-triggered landslide Monday afternoon in southwest China's Guizhou Province.(Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

Rescuers should save the lives of the victims and treat the wounded using all possible means, said Hui during an inspection tour of the disaster-hit area from late Monday to Tuesday.

He also called for the utmost efforts to properly resettle people affected by the landslide and sounded caution regarding additional landslides.

He said all areas prone to landslides should be examined closely and nearby residents must be evacuated immediately upon any sign of an impending landslide.

Further, information about the disaster relief efforts should be made public in a timely, objective, open and transparent manner, said Hui.

The landslide occurred at 2:30 p.m. on Monday in Dazhai Village, Gangwu Township of Guanling County, burying 107 people from 38 families. Rescuers said their chances of survival were slim.

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