Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Tuesday told earthquake victims in southwestern Sichuan Province that rescuers and relief material are on the way.
"Rescue teams made up of soldiers and armed police officers are going all out to reach worst-hit regions and many have already started rescuing trapped people," said the Premier at Dujiangyan city of Sichuan Province Tuesday.
Some rescue and medical teams have arrived and more are on the way, he said.
"We will try our best to send milk powders to parents and kids will not suffer hunger," he said after learning that some infants were running short of food and many people need drinking water and tents.
He said relief material will be coming soon.
The Premier was visiting cities worst hit by the quake, including Dujiangyan and Deyang in Sichuan Province.
(Xinhua News Agency May 13, 2008)