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Premier Li visits flood-hit Wuhan

By HU YONGQI (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-07-06 14:33 Comments

Premier Li visits flood-hit Wuhan

Premier Li Keqiang visits Wuhan's Yangtze River embankment on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. [Photo by Pang Xinglei/Xinhua]

Premier Li Keqiang visited Wuhan's Yangtze River embankment on Wednesday after the city was devastated by recent deluges, leaving traffic suspended in many places.

The premier rushed to Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province, after another visit to Wangjiaba on Tuesday morning. The latter, in the Anhui province, is a key point along the 1000km Huaihe River. On Tuesday afternoon, he visited the Yangtze river embankments as well as areas around the Dongting Lake, China's second largest freshwater lake, in Yueyang, Hunan province.

On Tuesday night, the Premier chaired a meeting in Yueyang on river flood control in the Yangtze, Huaihe and Yellow rivers. The meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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