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As relief work continues in the Tibet Autonomous prefecture of Yushu, more details about the huge operation have been released.
Wednesday's earthquake killed 1,484 people, leaving another 312 still missing. The State Council Information Office held a fourth press conference today,and Zhang Yajing has the details.
The Director of the disaster relief department for the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Zou Ming, says relief materials continue to pour into Yushu, in addition to the 25 thousand tents and 850 tons of food and drinking water that has already arrived.
The central government has mobilized nearly 7 thousand tons of grain reserve to the area.
(CCTV April 18, 2010)