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'UN chief arrives in China for quake tour'

Ban Ki-moon arrives in Chengdu, the capital of worst-hit Sichuan province, for a tour of the devastation of last week's earthquake.
AFP | By HT Correspondent, Chengdu
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2008 09:13 AM IST

UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived on Saturday in China for a tour of the devastation of last week's earthquake, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Ban arrived in Chengdu, the capital of worst-hit Sichuan province, a day after a visit to Myanmar where he persuaded the military rulers to accept international aid for the nation's cyclone survivors.

A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman earlier said Ban would head to Yingxiu, the epicentre of the May 12 earthquake, that left more than 80,000 people dead or missing.

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