Stay Strong, SICHUAN!
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, September 5 (Reporters Liu Xin, Jia Qilong) On September 5, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred in Luding County, Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan Province. After the disaster, the armed police force, militia and other rescue forces rushed to the disaster area.
The Sichuan Armed Police Corps quickly dispatched an advance command group to direct the operations of the front-line troops. Thirty officers and soldiers of the Garzi Detachment of the Armed Police went to Detuo Township, Luding County, the epicenter of the epicenter, carrying shovels and medicines, to carry out work such as situation survey, road clearance and mass transfer. The Second Mobile Detachment of the Sichuan Armed Police Corps dispatched 95 officers and soldiers, 15 rescue vehicles such as excavators and loaders, and rushed to the epicenter with professional equipment such as life detectors and demolition tools. The Sichuan Armed Police Corps Hospital dispatched emergency medical teams and ambulances, surgical cabins, anti-epidemic decontamination vehicles and other medical equipment to carry medical supplies to Luding County to carry out emergency rescue and evacuation treatment. As of 16:00, more than 1,000 armed police officers and soldiers were dispatched to the front line of emergency rescue.
After the earthquake, Ganzi Prefecture dispatched hundreds of militiamen to the disaster area. The People’s Armed Forces Department of Luding County organized the Moxi Town Militia Emergency Platoon to carry out rescue operations. 90 militiamen from the Luding County Militia Emergency Company rushed to Detuo Township, which was severely affected by the disaster, and more than 200 militiamen from other towns and towns were successively involved in the disaster relief.