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Xi urges 'accurate' evaluation of Lushan quake impact

Updated: 2013-05-03 18:33

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged for a "comprehensive and accurate" evaluation on the impact of the Lushan earthquake while stressing the resettlement of affected people as the "central task" for the relief work.

Xi made the remarks in an instruction released on Friday on the relief work following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Lushan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on April 20, leaving 196 dead and 21 missing.

He called for a quick start on the reconstruction work in the quake zone. Xi urged for a plan that draws on the successful experiences from the reconstruction work after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Wenchuan County in Sichuan on May 12, 2008.

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