BEIJING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- A 3.7-magnitude aftershock that occurred in southwest China's Yunnan Province Saturday evening killed one person, the latest victim following multiple earthquakes that hit a mountainous area in the province on Sept. 7.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs said Sunday that the quakes have killed 81 people in the city of Zhaotong.
The latest victim was a two-year-old child who was fatally injured after being buried under a fallen bounding wall when the aftershock struck.
Yunnan has received 59.4 million (9.43 million U.S. dollars) in yuan quake relief funds thus far, the ministry said.
Rescue in full swing after quakes claim 80 lives in SW China
YILIANG, Yunnan, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- China is pouring aid into a mountainous area in Yunnan Province after multiple earthquakes on Friday had killed 80 people and injured more than 800 others.
More than 11,000 tents, 8,500 quilts, 6,000 coats and other relief materials including bottled water and rice have been delivered to the hardest-hit Yiliang County in Zhaotong City, and more are on the way, the rescue headquarter said Saturday. Full story
Premier calls for all-out quake rescue efforts
YILIANG, Yunnan, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday called for rapid, all-out efforts to search for survivors and save lives following multiple quakes that have claimed at least 80 lives in southwestern province of Yunnan.
The first 72 hours are critical for post-quake rescue operations and rescuers must make their utmost efforts to find and rescue survivors, Wen said. Full story
Relief fund allocated to China's quake-hit Yunnan
BEIJING, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Finance on Saturday allocated 1.05 billion yuan (165.58 million U.S. dollars) as relief fund to southwestern Yunnan Province after quakes shook the region on Friday.
The first earthquake measuring 5.7 in magnitude struck at 11:19 a.m. Friday in Yiliang County, Yunnan Province, and a powerful magnitude-5.6 aftershock hit about an hour later.Full story