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The State Council's Information Office has held a press conference where senior officers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army and Armed Police have explained the latest situation in Zhouqu, Gansu Province following the massive mudslide.
Nearly 6300 soldiers from the PLA and PAP are engaged in the rescue and relief operation. They include military engineers, epidemic experts and medical staff.
17 military aircraft, 35 rubber rafts, and more than 110 vehicles and heavy machinery are involved in the search for survivors, evacuation or residents, and delivery of relief materials.
Wang Wenjie, SNR Official, Lanzhou Military Command, said, "So far, our troops have rescued 45 residents and relocated 616 people. Medical workers from both the PLA and PAP have provided treatment to 12-thousand people. We have cleared 127 rooms which were seriously damaged in the landslide, cleaned 87-thousand cubic meters of silt and transferred 808 tons of relief materials."