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Classes to resume in SW China quake-hit region

Updated: Oct 13,2014 2:52 PM     Xinhua

JINGGU, Yunnan -- Classes are expected to resume on Oct 13 in most of the schools in the quake-hit region of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, local authorities said on Oct 12.

After the earthquake hit on Oct 7, which killed one person and injured more than 300, classes in 100 schools in Jinggu County were suspended and more than 43,000 students were affected, according to the county’s education bureau.

Some 88 out of the 100 schools will resume classes on Oct 13 and the remaining schools are expected to resume classes before Oct. 27, said Chen Deliang, head of the bureau.

A prefab school was completed at 6 p.m. on Sunday to serve 1,460 students of the No. 1 Primary School of Yongping Township, which was hit hard by the quake.

A 6.6-magnitude quake hit Jinggu at 9:49 p.m. on Oct 7, killing at least one person and leaving 324 injured.