China allocates 180 mln yuan for post-quake relief

Updated 2017-08-11 10:55:35 Xinhua
Aerial photo taken on Aug. 10, 2017 shows the scene in the epicenter of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Zhangzha Township, Jiuzhaigou County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the remote area in Sichuan Tuesday night. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 10, 2017 shows the scene in the epicenter of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Zhangzha Township, Jiuzhaigou County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the remote area in Sichuan Tuesday night. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

The central government has allocated 180 million yuan (27.1 million U.S. dollars) for relief work after two major earthquakes hit northwest and southwest China.

A total of 80 million yuan has been given to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps to support relocation of disaster-hit people and renovation of their houses, according to the Ministry of Finance.

Another 100 million yuan has been allocated to Sichuan Province for similar purposes.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou, a UNESCO nature reserve and popular tourist destination in Sichuan Province, at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday, leaving 20 people dead and over 400 injured so far.

Thirty-two people were injured and more than 1,000 houses damaged in a 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Jinghe County in Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang on Wednesday morning.

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