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China allocates 100m yuan to support rescue work in quake-hit province

Updated: Jun 19,2019 9:57 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Emergency Management on June 19 allocated 100 million yuan ($14.51 million) to Southwest China’s Sichuan province to support rescue operations after the province was hit by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake.

The government has supplied 5,000 tents, 10,000 folding beds and 20,000 quilts to the quake-hit areas for the victims.

As of 4 pm on June 19, around 243,880 people had been affected by the earthquake. Thirteen people died and 220 were injured. More than 52,000 people were relocated from quake-hit areas. Over 20,000 houses collapsed or were severely damaged, the updated statistics showed.