IOC to donate $1 mn to quake-hit areas in China

May 14th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by admin  

Beijing, May 14 (Xinhua) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to give seven million Yuan (about $1 million) in relief aid to China’s quake-hit areas. The Beijing Organising Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games Wednesday said the donation would be sent to Chinese relief organisations for relief work.

An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit the Sichuan Province Monday. The tremor was also felt across large parts of China. Thousands of people were killed in the aftermath.


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