Today, twenty-one leaders of the Supervision Office of Bureau of Enviromental Protection of China’s Sichuan Province visited metro Atlanta Red Cross headquarters for a briefing on disaster services and volunteerism by Altanta Red Cross leaders. On May 12, 2008, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan Province, a mountainous region in Western China, killing about 70,000 people and leaving over 18,000 missing. Over 15 million people lived in the affected area, including almost 4 million in the city of Chengdu.
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