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Medical, military quake relief team mobilizing to leave Beijing
2008/05/12
BEIJING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake emergency relief team of 184 people is to leave here from Nanyuan Airport in two military transport planes on Monday night to travel to quake-stricken Wenchuan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

    The team is comprised of 12 people from the State Seismological Bureau (SSB), 150 from the Beijing Military Area Command and 22 from the Armed Police General Hospital.

    They will undertake search, rescue and medical treatment of the quake victims.

    A quake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale jolted the county at2:28 p.m. Monday, the SSB said. The epicenter of the quake was located at 31.0 degrees north latitude and 103.4 degrees east longitude.

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