Xinjiang seeks urgent cash aid for quake victims
China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has made an urgent call for financial aid and relief supplies to rebuild and help victims of Monday morning's devastating earthquake in the west of the region.
Regional departments and organizations released bank account details and telephone numbers Wednesday to accept both domestic and overseas donations as follows:
1. Recipient: The Civil Affairs Department of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Bank: Xinhua South Road sub-branch, Agricultural Bank of China, Urumqi
Account number: 40000706
Telephone numbers: 86-0991-2886942, 86-0991-2862621, 86-0991-2884651
2. Recipient: Xinjiang Charities Federation of China
Bank: Tuanjie West Road sub-branch of Jiefang Road branch, Bank of China, Urumqi
Account number: 78588988091001
Telephone numbers: 86-0991-2862167, 86-0991-2887917, 86-0991-8975896, 86-0991-8975808
3. Recipient: Red Cross Society of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Bank: Jiefang Road branch, Bank of China, Urumqi
Account number: 801100085008091001
Telephone numbers: 86-0991-2567191, 86-0991-2575208, 86-0991-
The earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck several counties including Jiashi and Bachu at 10:03 Monday, leaving at least 266 dead and over 2,055 injured.
Donations totaling more than ten million yuan (1.2 million US dollars) from both overseas and China, including Hong Kong, have been received by the region, according to the regional civil affairs department.