Relief Supplies Allocated to Quake-hit Yunnan

Updated: July 10, 2009 | Clicks: 1862

China's Civil Affairs Ministry Friday ordered the immediate delivery of 5,000 tents and other relief materials to the quake-hit area of southwest China's Yunnan Province.

More than 400,000 people needed relocation or evacuation after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Yunnan on Thursday night.

At least one person was killed and 325 were injured, 24 of them seriously.

More than 18,000 homes collapsed and 75,000 were damaged in Yao'an and five other counties, all administered by Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture.

Officials said the civil affairs department of Yunnan Province had allocated 4,500 tents, 3,000 quilts and other relief materials to Yao'an.

More than 1,000 soldiers and police officers were dispatched to help with rescue work.

Yunnan is a quake-prone, mountainous region next to Sichuan Province, and it lies on China's southern border with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.

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