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Update on China Quake Relief (2008/06/11)
Source: Information Office of the State Council


Latest Developments of Wenchuan Earthquake Relief

Released by the Information Office of the State Council
on 11 June 2008
(30th day after magnitude-8.0 Wenchuan earthquake)
with the authorization of the State Council Earthquake Relief Headquarters

According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as of midday Monday, 9 June 2008,

  • The confirmed death toll of Wenchuan earthquake had risen to 69,142, with 374,065 injured and 17,551 missing. 46,249,048 people were affected by the 8.0-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks.
  • Donations from home and abroad to China's quake-hit areas had reached 44.147 billion yuan (6.35 billion U.S. dollars), with 41.460 billion yuan (US$5.96 billion) of cash (35.163 billion yuan) and materials (worth 2.97 billion yuan) in place and 13.749 billion yuan (US$1.97 billion) in cash and relief materials forwarded to the earthquake-affected areas.
  • Some 950,700 tents, 4.7627 million quilts, 13.9660 million items of clothing as well as 854,900 tonnes of fuel oil and 1.8263 million tonnes of coal had been transported and delivered to the quake-affected areas. 

According to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction, as of Sunday June 8th, 57,100 temporary homes had been set up in the quake zone and 23,100 were being set up, with 80,800 awaiting installation, 55,500 being transported and 65,900 to be transported from places of their manufacturers.

According to the PLA General Staff Headquarters, as of Sunday (June 8th) midnight, disaster relief workers had managed to rescue and relocate 1,383,977 people to safe areas.  

According to the Ministry of Health, as of 12:00 noon June 9th, hospitals had treated a total of 95,169 people injured in the earthquake, of whom 76,554 had been treated and discharged, while 16,019 remained hospitalized. Of the injured people who had been transferred from Sichuan to other parts of China for further treatment, 9,410 remained hospitalized. A total of 675,064 injured people in the quake zone had received medical treatment.

According to China Seismological Bureau,

  • In the 3 days (72 hours) from Friday noon (June 6) to midday Monday (June 9), 8 aftershocks measuring between 4.0 and 4.9 on the Richter scale were monitored and 536 feeble shocks below magnitude 3.9 were detected in the areas close to epicenter.
  • A total of 11,194 aftershocks of various magnitudes have been detected in the quake zone.
  • As of 12:00 noon June 9th (Monday), 215 aftershocks measuring at or above 4.0 on Richter scale had been monitored, of which 31 were measured at or above 5.0 in magnitude, and 5 were measured 6.0 or higher.

According to the Ministry of Finance, as of midday Monday, June 9th, the government disaster relief fund for quake-stricken areas had reached 23.443 billion yuan (3.37 billion U.S. dollars). The fund included 18.909 billion yuan from the central budget and 4.534 billion yuan from the local budget.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Informationization, as of Sunday, June 8th,

  • The companies and enterprises in industry and mining had suffered a total economic loss of 206.51 billion yuan (29.71 billion U.S. dollars) because of the earthquake; 4,003 industrial enterprises above state-designated size had resumed production, while the operation of 1,482 industrial enterprises above designated size remained suspended.
  • Either fixed-line telephone service or mobile phone service had been restored in 105 of the 109 towns and villages in the 8 hardest-hit counties in Sichuan Province, whose telecommunications facilities went out of service because of the massive earthquake on May 12th.

According to the Ministry of Water Resources, as of 12:00 noon June 9th (Monday), 4,727 of 8,114 water plants damaged in the earthquake had been repaired and restored, and 47,642.5 kilometers of water supply pipelines had been damaged by the earthquake and its aftershocks, with 33,703.7 kilometers of damaged pipelines for water supply already repaired and put back into operation.

According to State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC), as of midday June 9th,  electricity power supply had been restored in 114 of the 135 towns and villages (in 7 counties of Sichuan Province) that suffered power outage as a result of the devastating earthquake which struck southwest China on May 12th. 

According to the Ministry of Transport, by Monday noon, 32,124 kilometers of the 33,492 kilometers of damaged roads (in quake-affected Sichuan, Gansu, Shaanxi, Henan, Hubei and Yunnan provinces and Chongqing municipality) had been repaired and re-opened to traffic.


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