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Daily Update on China Quake Relief (2008/05/24)
Source: Information Office of the State Council

2008/05/24

Latest Developments of Wenchuan Earthquake Relief

Released on 24 May 2008 (12th day after magnitude-8.0 Wenchuan earthquake)
With the authorization of the Information Office of the State Council

 

According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as of 12:00 noon May 24 (Saturday),

  • The confirmed death toll of Wenchuan earthquake had risen to 60,560, with 352,290 injured, 26,221 missing and 14,385,564 relocated. The accumulative total of quake-affected population is 45,509,241.
  • The total domestic and foreign donations in cash and in kind had reached 26.101 billion yuan (US$3.75 billion), with 17.147 billion yuan (US$2.76 billion) of cash in place and 3.679 billion yuan (US$528 million) forwarded to the earthquake zone.
  • Some 448,140 tents, 35,458 makeshift houses (17,124 increased over previous day), 2.419347 million quilts, 3.304526 million items of clothing; 336,000 tons of oil and 723,000 tons of coal had been transported to the area.

According to the Ministry of Health, as of 12:00 noon May 24 (Saturday), a total of 75,086 people injured in the earthquake had been hospitalized, of which 40,644 had been treated and discharged, 3,484 died in hospitals, with 23,864 remaining inpatients. 4,274 had been transferred to hospitals in places other than Sichuan. A total of 289,457 injured people had been medically treated.

According to China's State Seismological Bureau, as of 12:00 noon May 24 (Saturday), 178 aftershocks measuring above 4 on Richter's scale had been monitored, of which 27 were measured over 5 in magnitude, and 4 were measured 6 or higher.

According to the Ministry of Finance, as of 2:00 pm May 24 (Saturday), a total of 15.111 billion yuan had been invested in earthquake relief by governments at various levels, of which 11.095 billion yuan was from central government budget and 4.016 billion yuan from local budgets.

 


 

According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as of 12:00 noon May 23 (Friday),

  • The confirmed death toll of Wenchuan earthquake had risen to 55,740, with 292,481 injured, 24,960 missing and 11,367,929 relocated.
  • The total domestic and foreign donations in cash and in kind had reached 24.644 billion yuan (US$3.53 billion), with 16.024 billion yuan (US$2.30 billion) of cash in place and 3.004 billion yuan (US$430 million) forwarded to the earthquake zone.
  • Some 443,340 tents, 18,334 makeshift houses, 2.319 million quilts, 3.075 million items of clothing, 315,000 tons of oil and 679,000 tons of coal had been transported to the area.

According to the Ministry of Health, as of 12:00 noon May 23 (Friday), a total of 73,939 people injured in the earthquake had been hospitalized, of which 38,683 had been treated and discharged, 3,451 died, 28,377 remained in hospitals, and 3,428 transferred to hospitals in places other than Sichuan. A total of 86,517 medical personnel had been involved in disaster relief.

According to China's State Seismological Bureau, as of 12:00 noon May 23 (Friday), 175 aftershocks measuring above 4 on Richter's scale had been monitored, of which 27 were measured over 5 in magnitude, and 4 were measured 6 or higher.

According to the Ministry of Finance, as of 2:00 pm May 23 (Friday), a total of 14.629 billion yuan of disaster relief funds had been invested by governments at various levels, of which 10.826 billion yuan were from central budget and 3.803 billion yuan from local budget.

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