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Government earmarks relief funds for landslide-hit Yunnan


10:05, January 17, 2013

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Fifty million yuan (8.06 million U.S. dollars) has been allocated for disaster relief in southwest China's Yunnan Province where a landslide killed 46, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced Wednesday.

The emergency fund will be used to relocate disaster-affected people, subsidize their living, rebuild houses and used as solatium for family members of the dead.

On Jan. 11, the Yunnan provincial finance bureau earmarked 10 million yuan for disaster relief.

The landslide, which occurred in Gaopo Village, Zhenxiong County on Friday, killed 46 villagers and injured another two.

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