China raises $730 mln for quake-hit Yushu

20:55, May 06, 2010      

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China had raised 4.985 billion yuan (730 million U.S. dollars) of donations in money and materials for quake-hit Yushu as of midday Thursday, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

The donations included 4.299 billion yuan in cash and quake-relief materials worth 686 million yuan, said a statement released by the ministry.

The post said 635 million yuan, including 79 million yuan in cash and materials worth 556 million yuan, had been channeled to the quake zone.

At least 2,200 people died and more than 100,000 were left homeless after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the Yushu prefecture, Qinghai Province on April 14.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:黄硕)

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