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Daily Update on China Quake Relief (2008/05/26)
Source: Information Office of the State Council

2008/05/26

Latest Developments of Wenchuan Earthquake Relief

Released on 26 May 2008 (14th 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 26 (Monday),

  • The confirmed death toll of Wenchuan earthquake had risen to 65,080, with 360,058 injured, 23,150 missing and 14,382,414 relocated. The accumulative total of quake-affected population is 45,509,241. Monday afternoon's 6.4-magnitude aftershock in Qingchuan County caused in Sichuan, Gansu, Shaanxi and Chongqing 8 deaths, and 927 cases of injuries.
  • The total domestic and foreign donations in cash and in kind had reached 30.876 billion yuan (US$4.44 billion), with 23.020 billion yuan (US$3.3 billion) of cash in place and 9.054 billion yuan (US$1.3 billion) forwarded to the earthquake zone.
  • Some 495,997 tents, 3.096617 million quilts, 5.214626 million items of clothing; 410,000 tons of oil and 880,000 tons of coal had been transported to the area.

According to the Operations Department of PLA General Staff Headquarters, as of Sunday (May 25) midnight, rescuers had managed to rescue and transfer 666,331 people, including 6,537 excavated from beneath rubble.

According to the Ministry of Health, as of 12:00 noon May 26 (Monday), a total of 83,527 people injured in the earthquake had been hospitalized, of which 53,247 had been treated and discharged, and 17,168 remained inpatients. 5,914 had been transferred to hospitals in places other than Sichuan.

According to China's State Seismological Bureau, as of 12:00 noon May 26 (Monday), 182 aftershocks measuring above 4 on Richter's scale had been monitored, of which 28 were measured over 5 in magnitude, and 5 were measured 6 or higher.

According to the Ministry of Finance, as of 2:00 pm May 26 (Monday), a total of 16.626 billion yuan had been invested in earthquake relief by governments at various levels. The government disaster relief fund for earthquake-stricken areas included 12.562 billion yuan from central budget and 4.064 billion yuan from local budget.

According to China Banking Regulatory Commission, as of Monday morning, May 26th, 97.3% of banking service offices in the quake-hit areas have resumed operation, with 348 offices' operation still suspended. Banking and financial institutions had provided loans totaling 9.494 billion yuan for quake relief and post-disaster reconstruction in Sichuan Province; over 550 million yuan worth of loans have been provided to Gansu Province, Shaanxi Province and Chongqing Municipality.

According to State Electricity Regulatory Commission, as of 12:00 noon, May 26th, electricity power supply had been restored in Hongyuan County but not in Beichuan County.

Latest Developments of Wenchuan Earthquake Relief


Latest Developments of Wenchuan Earthquake Relief

According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as of 12:00 noon May 25 (Sunday),

  • The confirmed death toll of Wenchuan earthquake had risen to 62,664, with 358,816 injured, 23,775 missing and 14,385,564 relocated.
  • The total domestic and foreign donations in cash and in kind had reached 29.055 billion yuan (US$4.18 billion), with 23.72 billion yuan (US$3.4 billion) of cash in place and 7.519 billion yuan (US$1.08 billion) forwarded to the earthquake zone.
  • Some 463,140 tents, 2.419347 million quilts, 3.444526 million items of clothing; 390,000 tons of oil and 800,000 tons of coal had been transported to the quake-stricken regions.

According to the Operation Department of PLA General Staff Headquarters, as of Saturday (May 24th) midnight, rescuers had managed to rescue and transfer 638,305 people, and to excavate 6,537 survivors from beneath rubble.
 
According to the Ministry of Health, as of 12:00 noon May 25 (Sunday), a total of 82,907 people injured in the earthquake had been hospitalized, of which 51,826 had been treated and discharged, 3,515 died in hospitals, with 18,027 remaining inpatients. 5,149 had been transferred to hospitals in places other than Sichuan.

According to China's State Seismological Bureau, as of 12:00 noon May 25 (Sunday), 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 25 (Sunday), a total of 15.14 billion yuan had been spent on earthquake relief by governments at various levels. The government disaster relief fund for quake-hit areas included 11.095 billion yuan from central budget and 4.045 billion yuan from local budget.
 
According to the State Electricity Regulatory Commission, as of 12:00 noon May 25 (Sunday), electricity power supply had been restored in 12 Counties, including Lixian, but not yet in Beichuan County.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Informatization, as of Sunday, May 25,  public telecommunications services like mobile phone and fixed-line telephone had been restored in 62 of 109 towns and villages in quake zone, enabling local residents to communicate in different ways.

 

 

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