Qinghai activates response measures

2010-04-14 18:43 BJT

Special Report: 7.1-magnitude Quake Hit Qinghai, China |


The magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Qinghai Province's Yushu county has also affected the surrounding areas. Five people have been killed in neighboring Sichuan Province, with one injured.

Local authorities have responded quickly by launching emergency response plans. Despite the difficulties encountered in Yushu County, rescuers are making staunch efforts to save lives.

The local meteorological department says cloudy weather and low temperatures are in store over the next four days, with sleet and showers drenching some parts of the area.

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit northwest China's Qinghai Province, killing at least 300 people and injuring about 8-thousand others.
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit northwest China's Qinghai Province, killing
at least 300 people and injuring about 8-thousand others.