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Rescuers search for earthquake survivors among the debris of collapsed houses in Ludian county in Zhaotong, China's southwestern Yunnan province on August 4, 2014. - AFP
LONGTOUSHAN - China called for volunteers to stay away from an earthquake disaster zone Wednesday as traffic blocked supply routes and "substandard" relief goods flooded into the area.
A huge tremor in Sichuan in 2008 which killed more than 80,000 people -- China's worst quake since 1976 sparked a wave of public sympathy and a huge volunteer rescue effort.
More than 18,000 professional rescuers have headed to the disaster zone, state media said, most of them military and police. - AFP
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