Relief materials flood into quake zone: ministry

09:55, April 17, 2010      

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About 41,540 tents have been prepared for the quake zone in China's northwestern Qinghai Province since it was hit by a major earthquake Wednesday, said a report from the disaster relief bureau under the Ministry of Civil Affairs Friday.

In addition, 159,240 cotton coats, 188,210 quilts and 100,000 portions of field food, 185 tonnes of food, 400 mobile houses, 20,000 camp beds, and 500 mobile toilets have been collected and were on the way to the quake-hit region, according to the report.

As of 3 p.m. Friday, 8,370 tents, 5,000 cotton coats, 10,500 quilts and 100,000 portions of field food have arrived in Yushu, the epicenter of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake, said the report.

The rest of the relief materials were expected to arrive the quake zone before Sunday, it said.

The relief materials were allocated by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, local governments, and the People's Liberation Army.

The earthquake has left 791 people dead, 294 people missing and 11,486 injured. About 100,000 people have been relocated.

Source: Xinhua


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