Satellite Phone Provides Communication with Earthquake Region in China

May 13, 2008 12:00 am Last Updated: May 13, 2008 12:00 am

In the early morning of May 13, contact between the earthquake stricken region of Wenchuan County and the outside world finally resumed through satellite phone, reported the Aba district government Web site.

According to Wenchuan County Party Chief Wang Bin, the majority of houses have collapsed in the Weizhou, Miansi area, and contact has not resumed in areas such as Yingxiu, Xuankou, Wuolong etc.

Currently all road transportation to Wenchuan are broken down. The region urgently needs tents, food, medicine, satellite communication equipment and medical staff, but supplies can only be delivered by air.

Areas around Wenchuan are also suffering from communication and road transportation break down; no recovery can be seen in the near future.