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Troops continue search and epidemic prevention work in Ya'an quake-hit areas

BEIJING, April 27, (ChinaMil) -- The disaster-relief troop units under the ChengduMilitary Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)continued their three dimensional search and rescue work on the morning of April 26, 2013.

A total of 25 officers and men of the national earthquake disaster emergency rescueteam made up mainly by an engineer regiment under the PLA Beijing MAC, carryingthe professional rescue equipment including unmanned detecting gyroplane, seismicruins searching and rescuing robot as well as search and rescue dogs, continued tocarry out the three dimensional search and rescue work in the form of man-machinecooperation on April 26.

The national level earthquake rescue team of an engineer regiment under the PLAChengdu MAC was divided into three groups and went to the homes at villages tocontinually carry out the intensive search for the missing by use of the life-searchingand rescuing equipment such as life detectors.

The Disease Control Center of the PLA Chengdu MAC dispatched the disinfectionvehicles as well as professional personnel to carry out further disinfection work forepidemic prevention in key areas including schools and temporary settlements.

The meteorological support detachment precisely forecasted the weather changes inthe severely hit areas by integrating with aerial remote-sensing mapping, providing themeteorological support for the prevention and elimination of the secondary disasters.

70 professional technical personnel and 19 vehicles of the Gold Force under theChinese People's Armed Police Force (APF) were divided into five geological disasterinvestigation groups to survey and assess the geological hazardous places, residentialareas and temporary settlements together with civil experts, and carried out theexamination and assessment on some geological disaster monitoring places throughcomparison with the aerial pictures, providing precise scientific data for the post-disaster reconstruction.

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