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China allocates disaster-relief materials to Gansu, Qinghai

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-12-22 18:30
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Members of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force help to carry bags of flour for quake-affected people in Liuji township, Jishishan county, Northwest China's Gansu province, Dec 21, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- China's National Forestry and Grassland Administration has allocated disaster-relief materials to Gansu and Qinghai after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolted the country's northwestern regions.

The administration has allocated 1,335 pieces of cold prevention materials and communication equipment to the two provinces, which have all arrived at their destinations so far, according to the NFGA.

After the earthquake, the administration urged forestry and grassland departments at local levels in Gansu and Qinghai to excel in earthquake relief efforts, actively investigate hidden dangers, and prevent secondary disasters.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the quake struck at 11:59 pm Monday and has a focal depth of 10 km. The epicenter Liugou Township is about 8 km from the county seat of the Bonan-Dongxiang-Salar Autonomous County of Jishishan in Gansu Province.

As of 10 pm Thursday, the death toll from the earthquake had risen to 31 in Qinghai, and 117 people were confirmed dead in Gansu, local authorities said Friday.

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