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61 injured in SW China quake


18:51, April 25, 2013

CHENGDU, April 25 (Xinhua) -- A total of 61 people were injured and 46,592 were affected when a 4.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Yibin City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Thursday morning, local authorities said.

More than 29,000 houses had been destroyed or damaged in the quake as of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Yibin municipal emergency response office.

About 14,000 people have been relocated. Direct economic losses are estimated at 291 million yuan (46.7 million U.S. dollars), according to the office.

The earthquake hit the juncture of Changning, Gongxian and Xingwen counties of Yibin City at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Lushan County, Ya'an City, Sichuan Province, on Saturday has claimed nearly 200 lives.

Touching moments:

Daily life of quake victims in Sichuan

High school students prepare for exam in tent

Rescuers struggling to reach every household

Soldiers bring hope to earthquake-hit region

First night after deadly earthquake

Rescuers work hard at quake-hit area in Sichuan

>>>Quake-hit China grows in pain

The principle of sparing no efforts to save lives cannot be more stressed. No minute or even second should be delayed during the "golden rescue period" in the first 72 hours after the quake.

>>>Pilot cancels wedding to participate in quake relief

When the 7.0-magnitude quake happened, Zhang Shangnian, a pilot from an aviation brigade of Chengdu Military Region, was about to hold his wedding.

>>>Nurse returns to work after losing mother

Just likes other medical staff, she was busy with rescuing people injured in the earthquake in SW China, but no one knew her mother just died in the quake.

>>>Wedding ceremony without bridegroom held on schedule

Zhuo Jia, the bridegroom, is a solider of the Chengdu Military Region; he had to leave his beautiful bride behind to participate in earthquake relief.

>>>An injured girl's smile moves many

"Your smile makes the entire world beautiful,” a photo of a smiling girl with bandage on her head has moved so many Chinese netizens.

>>>Teenager saves mom with his bare hands

The mother moves away a precast slab weighing over 50 kilograms alone to save her son in the earthquake. She said she did not know where her strength came from.

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