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Power partly restored after 105 hours in epicenter
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After 105 hours of cutoff, electric power was partly restored in Wenchuan, epicenter of Monday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province. [Watch video]

Tap water companies, hospitals, disaster relief headquarters, temporary medical treatment sites and public security authority buildings resumed power supply at 11:34 p.m. Friday in Wenchuan County.

Death toll from the earthquake in Sichuan alone had exceeded 21,500 while 14,000 others remained buried as of 4 p.m. Friday, vice provincial governor Li Chengyun said at a press conference.

(Xinhua News Agency May 17, 2008)

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