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More relief materials sent to China quake zone


16:56, July 24, 2013

A villager washes her child's face in quake-hit Yongxing Village of Minxian County, northwest China's Gansu Province, July 24, 2013. The death toll has climbed to 95 in the 6.6-magnitude earthquake which jolted a juncture region of Minxian County and Zhangxian County in Dingxi City Monday morning. (Xinhua/Zhang Meng)

BEIJING, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Civil Affairs dispatched more tents and quilts to the quake zone of northwest China's Gansu Province on Tuesday evening.

The fresh batch of relief materials included 20,000 tents, 30,000 cotton quilts and 10,000 folding beds, according to a statement released by the ministry on Wednesday.

A 6.6-magnitude quake jolted the juncture of Minxian and Zhangxian counties in the city of Dingxi at 7:45 a.m. Monday, leaving at least 95 people dead as of Tuesday evening.X Including the relief materials sent on Tuesday, the ministry has provided some 30,000 tents, 60,000 cotton quilts, 15,000 folding beds and 10,000 sleeping bags to the area.

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