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The meeting decided to mobilize 30,000 more troops for the relief efforts, raising the total number of PLA and armed police soldiers involved in the rescue operation to 100,000.

More than 16,000 policemen are already involved in the rescue efforts.

Throughout Wednesday, 18,277 injured people were rescued in Sichuan, increasing the total number to 64,725. Among them are 1,620 people seriously injured, according to information from the meeting.

Soldiers from the People's Liberation Army carry relief materials after their arrival in the quake-stricken Wenchuan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 14, 2008. A strong quake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Wenchuan at 2:28 p.m. on Monday. (Xinhua Photo)

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