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Death toll of Sichuan earthquake reaches 74 ; all affected individuals in catastrophe areas relocated


BEIJING

The loss of life toll reached 74 as of 9 pm on Tuesday after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Luding county in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Monday, leaving no less than 259 injured and 26 lacking. All the affected people within the catastrophe space have already been relocated to this point.

Of the people killed, 40 are from the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and 34 are from Ya’an metropolis, in keeping with the authorities of those two locations.

As of 11:30 am on Wednesday, a complete of 6,990 rescue personnel, 5,979 tools, 943 autos, 155 giant equipment, 41 boats, 5 generator vehicles, 4 helicopters, ten unmanned aerial autos and 109 emergency oil engines have been dispatched and used within the rescue work after the earthquake, stated Garze authorities.

In the quake-hit areas of Garze, 41 centralized resettlement websites have been arrange, and 13,232 people have been settled, including greater than 9,000 in Hailuogou space and three,900 people in Detuo city.

The shortest approach to the epicenter of Moxi township was cleared on Tuesday afternoon after the roads to the city collapsed and blocked with rocks and bushes in Monday’s earthquake.

Meanwhile, rescue groups began evacuating people which can be trapped in Detuo township on Wednesday morning with rescue boats and helicopters.

In the night on Tuesday, native officers in Luding and officers and troopers of the Sichuan-Xizang military station division of the PLA Xizang Military Command urgently constructed a easy crossing bridge over the Wandong River in Detuo Town. After in a single day development, one other route was cleared, the Global Times realized from the command on Wednesday.

The troopers at the moment are marching to the catastrophe space to ship aid provides to and evacuate trapped residents.

The Xizang Military Command additionally despatched cooking vehicles to the epicenter, offering sizzling meals to greater than 2,000 people.

As of seven:00 am on Wednesday, a complete of 13 aftershocks of magnitude 3.0 or above have been recorded, including 11 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 to three.9 and two quakes of magnitude 4.0 to 4.9, with the biggest aftershocks of magnitude 4.5.

Power has been restored to greater than 22,000 households after emergency restore to substations within the catastrophe areas, including two 110 kilovolt substations and two 35 kilovolt substations.

The railway affected by the earthquake has additionally resumed regular operation, in keeping with railway authorities.

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