KUNMING -- A Chinese bank on Tuesday donated relief funds and materials worth
300,000 yuan (US$40,000) to a region jolted by a powerful earthquake earlier
China Development Bank and its branch in southwest China's Yunnan Province
made the donation to Ning'er region, which was hit by a quake of 6.4 on the
Richter scale on June 3.
The donation was made after the Yunnan branch extended a 30-million-yuan loan
to the quake-stricken area two days after the quake, which left three people
dead and almost 300 injured.
The quake, followed by about 1,500 after shocks, affected 536,000 people, and
economic losses stand at more than 2.5 billion yuan (US$327 million).
The quake, the most serious in Yunnan since 2001, shook Ning'er region and
surrounding areas, destroying houses and leaving 186,000 people homeless.