Song Xinyi, a 3-year-old earthquake survivor, is saved in earthquake-hit Beichuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 14, 2008. Song was saved after being buried in the ruins for more than 40 hours. (Xinhua Photo)
More than 60,000 injured people had been rescued in quake-hit areas in southwestern Sichuan Province as of Thursday morning, the Sichuan quake control and relief headquarters said.
A headquarters spokesman said saving people's lives was the paramount task in disaster relief efforts, and all the 60,000 injured people had received timely treatment.
Premier Wen Jiabao said at a Wednesday evening meeting that "We must use all our forces, and save lives at whatever costs. Life is the most precious thing. We must be amenable to the people and the history."