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China central gov't allocates $29.3 mln for Qinghai quake relief


BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government has allocated 200 million yuan (29.3 million U.S. dollars) from the central fiscal for disaster relief in quake-hit Qinghai Province, the Ministry of Finance said late Wednesday.

The fund was to support relief efforts including evacuation, resettlement, medical treatment and epidemic prevention.

A 7.1-magnitude quake hit the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu in Qinghai early Wednesday morning, leaving at least 400 people dead and 10,000 others injured.

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