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Facts & Figures: China Quake, Relief (04 Jun 2008)

Facts and figures about China quake and relief 04 Jun 2008

Beijing, June 4 -- Following are the latest facts and figures about the massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked southwest China's Sichuan Province on May 12:

* The death toll from the quake rose to 69,122 nationwide as of Wednesday noon, while 373,606 people were injured and 17,991 people were missing.

* Rescuers saved and evacuated 1,078,488 people to safe places as of Tuesday midnight.

* Hospitals took in a total of 96,020 injured people, 72,353 of whom have been discharged as of Wednesday noon.

* Domestic and foreign donations had reached 43.68 billion yuan (6.33 billion U.S. dollars) as of Wednesday noon, up 1.316 billion yuan overnight. And 12.67 billion yuan had been forwarded to the earthquake-affected areas.

* A total of 794,200 tents, one of the most urgently needed relief supplies, had been delivered to quake regions.

* A total of 4,560,600 quilts and 11,814,100 garments had been sent to these regions.

* A total of 19,900 temporary houses had been built in the quake zone, with 12,800 in construction as of Tuesday.

* The government has allocated 23.143 billion yuan (3.354 billion U.S. dollars) as of Wednesday noon for quake relief efforts. The fund included 18.68 billion yuan from the central budget and 4.463 billion yuan from local budgets as of Wednesday noon.

* Between 12 p.m. Tuesday and 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, 184 aftershocks measuring 3.9 and below on the Richter scale were monitored.


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