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465.9K visitors in Site on 77th day

07-17-2010 13:14 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

Although it was heavily raining yesterday, people were still keen on visiting the Expo Site. A total of 465,900 visitors had crowded the site by 7pm yesterday. A total number of 28.05 million people have visited the Expo in the 77 days since it opened on May 1.

Among yesterday's visitors, 152,900 were group tourists and 73,200 used free tickets that the Shanghai government distributed to local residents.

A total of 56,216 tickets were sold on site, with 15,313 night admissions.

As of 6pm, Houtan received 88,000 visitors, compared with 77,000 through Shangnan Road, 75,000 via Changqing Road and 64,000 through Gaoke Road W..

A total of 61 shows were staged by 5pm within the site, attracting 14,000 spectators. Sixteen shows were cancelled due to the rain. Yesterday 6,359 volunteers served on the site.

The transportation system in site carried 820,800 visitors. By 4pm, five medical stations in the site had received 362 visitors, 52 of whom had external injuries.

According to the Expo Bureau's Ticketing Centre, some 140,000 group visitors will visit today.

Expo authorities suggest visitors to get an invoice after buying products or having a meal in the Site. If necessary visitors can then seek help with the products using the invoices at a licensed Expo store outside the site.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source:

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