UAE to provide $50 mn quake aid to China

June 3rd, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, June 3 (Xinhua) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will donate $50 million to support China’s relief efforts in the aftermath of the May 12 quake in Sichuan province. The fund will be used for reconstruction work in the southwest province of Sichuan devastated by the killer quake, Chinese embassy sources here told Xinhua Tuesday.

More than 69,000 people have been killed in the 8.0-magnitude earthquake, which had its epicentre in Sichuan’s Wenchuan county.

The number of the injured has reached 373,573, while 18,627 people are reported missing.

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