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2008-05-28 00:00

Latest Developments of Wenchuan Earthquake Relief

2008年5月28日 (8.0级汶川大地震发生之后第16天)
Released with the authorization of the State Council Quake Relief Headquarters

According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as of midday Wednesday, May 28th,

  • The confirmed death toll of Wenchuan earthquake had risen to 68,109, with 364,552 injured and 19,851 missing. 45,612,765 people were affected by the 8.0-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks, and 15,006,341 had been relocated.
  • Donations from home and abroad to China's quake-hit areas had reached 34.787 billion yuan (4.97 billion U.S. dollars), with 25.898 billion yuan (US$3.7 billion) of cash in place and 9.781 billion yuan (US$1.4 billion) in cash and relief materials forwarded to the earthquake-affected areas.
  • 601,900 tents, 3.8661 million quilts, 8.7573 million items of clothing as well as 480,000 tonnes of fuel oil and 1.01 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 Tuesday May 27th, 1,900 temporary homes had been set up in the quake zone and 4,400 were being set up, with 10,800 awaiting installation, 19,100 being transported and 24,400 to be transported from localities of their manufacturers.

According to the Operations Department of PLA General Staff Headquarters, as of Tuesday (May 27th) midnight, disaster relief workers had managed to rescue and relocate 724,794 people to safe areas, and to dig 6,541 survivors from ruined buildings. Aircraft used for quake relief had flown 4,802 sorties. Motor vehicles had been used for 461,189 times, and 92,150 train carriages had also been involved. 

According to the Ministry of Health, as of 12:00 noon May 28 (Wednesday), hospitals had treated a total of 85,722 people injured in the earthquake, of whom 55,514 had been treated and discharged, while 15,394 remained hopitalized. 6,928 had been transferred from Sichuan to other parts of China for further treatment. Disaster relief efforts had involved a total of 92,131 medical workers, including foreign medical teams comprising 220 members.

According to China Seismological Bureau,

  • From Tuesday noon to midday Wednesday, 5 aftershocks measuring at or above 4.0 on the Richter scale were monitored, 2 of which were between 5.0 and 5.9 in magintude, while 238 feeble shocks below magnitude 3.9 were detected in the areas close to epicenter.
  • As of midday Wednesday, 8,911 aftershocks of various magnitudes have been detected in the quake zone.
  • As of 12:00 noon May 28 (Wednesday), 187 aftershocks measuring at or above 4.0 on Richter scale had been monitored, of which 30 were measured at or above 5 in magnitude, and 5 were measured 6.0 or higher.

According to the Ministry of Finance, as of 2:00 p.m. May 28 (Wednesday), the government disaster relief fund for quake-stricken areas had hit 19.557 billion yuan. The fund included 15.385 billion yuan from the central budget and 4.172 billion yuan from the local budget.

According to State Electricity Regulatory Commission, midday May 28th, electricity power had been restored in Ruo'ergai County while some towns and villages in 9 other counties, including Beichuan Township, still had no electricity. So far, power had been restored in 45 counties in Sichuan province.

According to China Insurance Regulatory Commission, by Tuesday, May 27th, insurance companies had received 202,000 claims for compensation for quake-related losses, and the insurers had paid 110-million-yuan indemnities.  

According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as of midday Tuesday, May 27th,

  • The confirmed death toll of Wenchuan earthquake had risen to 67,183, with 361,822 injured and 20,790 missing. 45,612,765 people were affected by the 8.0-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks, and 15,006,341 had been relocated.
  • As of 7:00 p.m. on Monday, the quake had left 66,674 dead and 350,133 injured in Sichuan Province alone. A total of 83,988 people had been rescued and more than 6.7 million had been relocated. A total of 64,719 bodies had been buried in the province.
  • Donations from home and abroad to China's quake-hit areas had reached 32.722 billion yuan (4.67 billion U.S. dollars), with 24.734 billion yuan (US$3.53 billion) of cash in place and 9.371 billion yuan (US$1.34 billion) in cash and relief materials forwarded to the earthquake-affected areas.
  • As of Tuesday noon, some 566,400 tents, 3.5055 million quilts, 8.3397 million items of clothing as well as 450,000 tonnes of fuel oil and 940,000 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 Monday, 1,600 temporary homes had been set up in the quake zone and 4,000 were being set up, with 7,200 awaiting installation, 14,400 being transported and 26,000 to be transported from localities of their manufacturers.

According to the Operations Department of PLA General Staff Headquarters, as of Monday (May 26) midnight, disaster relief workers had managed to rescue and relocate 698,302 people to safe areas, and to dig 6,541 survivors from ruined buildings.

According to the Ministry of Health, as of 12:00 noon May 27 (Tuesday), hospitals had treated a total of 84,810 people injured in the earthquake, of whom 54,374 had been treated and discharged, while 16,288 remained hopitalized as inpatients. 6,363 had been transferred from Sichuan to other parts of China for further treatment.

According to China Seismological Bureau,

  • As of 12:00 noon May 27 (Tuesday), 182 aftershocks measuring at or above 4.0 on Richter scale had been monitored, of which 28 were measured at or above 5 in magnitude, and 5 were measured 6.0 or higher.
  • No aftershocks measuring at or above 4.0 on the Richter scale have been monitored from Monday noon to midday Tuesday, while 226 feeble shocks below magnitude 3.9 were detected in the area.
  • However two fresh aftershocks struck earthquake zone in southwest China on Tuesday afternoon. A 5.4-magnitude aftershock hit Qingchuan County in Sichuan Province at about 4:03 p.m. and another 5.7-magnitude aftershock hit neighboring Ningqiang County in Shaanxi Province.

According to the Ministry of Finance, as of 2:00 p.m. May 27 (Tuesday), the government disaster relief fund for quake-stricken areas had hit 19.216 billion yuan, up 2.59 billion yuan from the previous day. The fund included 15.126 billion yuan from the central budget and 4.09 billion yuan from the local budget.

According to State Electricity Regulatory Commission, as of 12:00 noon, May 27th, electricity power had been restored in Jiangyou and Pengzhou counties while Beichuan Township still had no electricity.

According to the Ministry of Transport, by Tuesday, 29,523 kilometers of the 32,939 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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