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China allocates 180m yuan for post-quake relief

Updated: Aug 11,2017 7:03 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The central government has allocated 180 million yuan ($27.1 million) for relief work after two major earthquakes hit Northwest and Southwest China.

A total of 80 million yuan has been given to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps to support relocation of disaster-hit people and renovation of their houses, according to the Ministry of Finance.

Another 100 million yuan has been allocated to Sichuan province for similar purposes.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou, a UNESCO nature reserve and popular tourist destination in Sichuan province, at 9:19 pm on Aug 8, leaving 20 people dead and over 400 injured so far.

Thirty-two people were injured and more than 1,000 houses damaged in a 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Jinghe county in Bortala Mongolian autonomous prefecture in Xinjiang on Aug 9.

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