China Focus: Quake rescue demonstrates China's strength
August 10,2017 By:Xinhua
Aug.10,2017--Rescuers transport relief supplies to the parking lot of the InterContinental Resort Jiuzhai Paradise in Jiuzhaigou County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Aug. 9, 2017. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou, a popular tourist destination, Tuesday night. Rescue work continues in quake-hit Jiuzhaigou. (Xinhua/Fan Peishen)
CHENGDU, Aug.10,2017-- Some 60,000 people were evacuated on Wednesday, 24 hours after an earthquake hit Jiuzhaigou County in Sichuan Province, which has caused 19 deaths so far.
The 7.0-magnitude quake occurred at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday in the county, a popular tourist destination in the mountains on the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts to organize relief work and rescue the injured.
Rescue efforts, both at the government and the grassroots levels, are in full swing, demonstrating efficiency, strong resolution and human warmth.
Li Jianjun, 52, still remembers the anxiety he felt while standing in the darkness with his head bleeding.
Li is an employee of the InterContinental Resort in the quake-hit area. After his head was wounded by a stone, he rushed to an open area outside the hotel to wait for rescuers, along with crowds of people, many in pajamas or bath towels.