Electricity returned Monday to Bachu county, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, which was hit by massive earthquake on Feb. 24.
A 1.1 kilometer-long, 10 kv emergency line has been set up to guarantee normal supply as residents now shelter from rain and snow, which have hampered relief work since March 1, said local officials.
The powerful earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.8 on the Richterscale, jolted Jiashi and Bachu counties, leaving more than 260 people dead.
Meanwhile, about 7,000 tents distributed by the Ministry of Civil Affairs from Zhengzhou, north China's Henan Province, have arrived at Bachu county late Monday. Each family in the quake-hit area will receive one tent Tuesday, said a county official.