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Disaster relief supplies sent to quake-hit Guizhou

Updated: Apr 1,2015 9:43 AM     Xinhua

Seismology researchers check the damage of a road at Liuji village in Jianhe county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, March 31, 2015. People in the region have started post-disaster reconstruction on the second day after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit Jianhe county on March 30. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — The Ministry of Civil Affairs has sent 1,000 tents, 2,000 sleeping bags, 2,000 folding beds and 1,000 sets of folding desks and chairs to Jianhe county in southwestern Guizhou province after it was hit by a 5.5-magnitude earthquake on the morning of March 30.

No deaths have been reported, though the quake was Guizhou’s biggest in terms of magnitude since 1949. More than 23,000 people have been affected and 2,536 relocated.

Provincial authorities have sent teams to help with the rescue work and allocated 1 million yuan ($162,880) and 206 tents for disaster relief.

A rescue team member and students of Xinliu Primary School take part in an activity as part of psychological counselling to help them cope in the aftermath of an earthquake, in Jianhe county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, March 31, 2015. People in the region have started post-disaster reconstruction after the 5.5-magnitude quake rocked Jianhe on March 30. [Photo/Xinhua]

Firefighters set up a makeshift camp in the quake-hit village of Xinliu, in Jianhe county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, March 31, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

Members of a team organized by the people’s armed forces department of Jianhe county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, set up a makeshift camp to help people in the quake-hit area, March 31, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

Members of a team organized by the people’s armed forces department of Jianhe county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, and students of Jiahe’s Xinliu Primary School, set up a makeshift temporary classroom, March 31, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

People unload relief supplies from a truck in Jianhe county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, March 31, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

A child carries chairs to the makeshift school at Xinliu Village in Jianhe county, southwest China’s Guizhou province, March 31, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on March 31, 2015 shows the makeshift camps for evacuators at Xinliu Village in Jianhe county, southwest China’s Guizhou province, March 31, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

Children sit in a makeshift camp at Xinliu Village in Jianhe county, Southwest China’s Guizhou province, March 31, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

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