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Death toll rises to 94 in NW China quake

English.news.cn   2013-07-23 16:30:12            

Photos: 6.6-magnitude quake hits NW China

Backgrounder: Strong earthquakes in China since 2011

Rescuers work at Yongguang Village of Meichuan Town in Minxian County, northwest China's Gansu Province, July 22, 2013. The death toll has climbed to 89 in the 6.6-magnitude earthquake which jolted a juncture region of Minxian County and Zhangxian County in Dingxi City Monday morning. (Xinhua/Zhang Yongjin)

LANZHOU, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll in an earthquake that hit northwest China's Gansu Province has risen to 94, local authorities said Tuesday.

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted the juncture area of Minxian and Zhangxian counties in the city of Dingxi on Monday morning, leaving 1,001 injured. One person remained missing as of Tuesday morning, said the Gansu provincial earthquake emergency response center.

An initial investigation showed that the quake had caused the collapse of 51,800 houses and severely damaged about 240,000 homes.

Local governments have relocated 226,700 people.

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President Xi urges all-out rescue effort after deadly earthquake

BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- PresidentXi Jinpinghas urged all-out rescue effort and put "saving life" as the top priority after a deadly earthquake hit northwest China's Gansu Province Monday morning. Full story

89 dead, 5 missing in NW China quake

LANZHOU, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has climbed to 89, with 5others still unaccounted for, in an earthquake that hit northwest China's Gansu Province Monday morning, local authorities said.

As of 6 p.m. on Monday, 87 people in the city of Dingxi and two in the neighboring city of Longnan had been confirmed killed in a 6.6-magnitude quake that jolted the border of Minxian and Zhangxian counties at 7:45 a.m., the Dingxi municipal government said. Full story

UN chief offers condolences over NW China quake

UNITED NATIONS, July 22 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday offered his "deepest condolences and sympathies" to the victims of a deadly earthquake that hit northwest China's Gansu Province Monday morning.

The UN chief made the remarks at an event held at the Chinese Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Monday evening. Full story

2,000 soldiers dispatched to China's quake-hit areas

BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- More than 2,000 soldiers and officers as well as two helicopters were dispatched to quake-hit areas in northwest China's Gansu Province on Monday after an earthquake left at least 56 people dead.Full story

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