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China releases emergency fund budget for quake-hit county

Updated: Nov 24,2014 4:42 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The Finance Ministry announced on Nov 24 that the central government had budgeted an emergency relief fund of 50 million yuan ($8.14 million) for those affected by an earthquake in Kangding county, Sichuan province.

The money will be used for emergency evacuation and settlement initiatives, as well as allowances and compensation for locals. It will also assist with reconstruction of damaged homes, a ministry statement said.

Five people were killed and 54 others injured after the 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the county on Nov 22.