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China's search and rescue team in earthquake-hit Haiti returned to Beijing Wednesday.

The China International Search and Rescue Team had retrieved more than 20 bodies and helped treat about 2,500 injured people, 500 of whom were seriously hurt, said Huang Jianfa, head of the team.

The 50-member team, including 25 rescuers and 15 medical workers, arrived in Port-au-Prince, capital of the Caribbean nation two days after the 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck on January 12.

The Chinese team was the fourth international rescue team to reach Haiti.

Huang said the team started work immediately on arrival in Port-Au-Prince and kept working for 90 hours despite outbreaks of violence.

The rescue team was replaced by a 40-member medical team that arrived in Port-au-Prince Monday.

(Xinhua News Agency January 27, 2010)