Rescue work continues in Gansu

Ma Jingna in Lanzhou and Chen Meiling | Updated: 2023-12-19 10:18
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About 70 percent of the families who had power failures after being hit by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in Jishishan county in Gansu province on Monday at midnight have regained electricity supply as of 6:20 am on Tuesday, according to State Grid Gansu Electric Power Co.

The company said that, after the earthquake, two 35-kilovolt lines, 13 10-kilovolt lines and two 35-kilovolt substations experienced faults, affecting 34,070 households. As of Tuesday morning, power had been restored to 24,469 households.

According to the Ministry of Transport in a report of China Central Television, as of 6 am on Tuesday, the impact of the earthquake on railway infrastructure and operations is still being investigated.

The earthquake did not have an impact on civil aviation and postal operations, it said.

There are cracks on National Highway G310 where emergency vehicles and small vehicles can pass normally, but large vehicles are prohibited, it reported.

Houses and infrastructure such as water, electricity and roads in the epicenter and surrounding areas have been damaged to varying degrees.

To support the disaster relief work in Linxia Hui autonomous prefecture where the county is located, the provincial finance department allocated 20 million yuan ($2.8 million) as earthquake disaster funds on Tuesday in the early morning of Tuesday, local authorities said.

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