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08:16, December 09, 2010

Chinese president urges utmost efforts to cure wounded fire fighters
Chinese president Hu Jintao has urged medical units to take all efforts to cure those wounded when fighting a deadly fire on a grassland in the country's southwest.

A strong gust of wind whipped up a blaze that engulfed fire fighters and local residents who were trying to put out embers in a mountain valley in Daofu County in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, Sichuan Province Sunday afternoon.

The fire left 22 dead and injured many before it was finally put out Monday morning. The dead included soldiers and civilians.

According to Li Bing with the provincial health bureau, the injured have been sent to the provincial capital of Chengdu for treatment.

Source: Xinhua
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