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Relief materials sent to quake-hit SW China


07:57, March 05, 2013

BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Civil Affairs on Monday dispatched relief materials to an area in southwest China's Yunnan Province that recently experienced a 5.5-magnitude earthquake.

The relief materials include 5,000 tents, 10,000 cotton quilts and 10,000 cotton-padded coats.

The quake hit Eryuan County in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture at 1:41 p.m. Sunday.

Thirty people were injured, including three who received serious injuries.

The quake affected 160,000 people in Eryuan and four neighboring counties, with 21,000 forced to relocate, according to the latest figures.

The ministry also announced that it has completed drone flight photography for the quake-hit region.

The ministry is using the photos to evaluate the condition of houses that were collapsed by the quake and monitor the relocation of quake-affected people.

Related Photo: Eryuan County in Yunnan after quake

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