BEIJING, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese central government has allocated a fund of 5.2 billion yuan (about 754 million U.S. dollars) for disaster relief in the winter of 2018 and the spring of next year.
The fund will be used for relieving people from disasters during the harsh winter and spring period, and safeguarding their daily necessities, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management and Ministry of Finance.
BEIJING, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) has dispatched 1,000 cotton tents to residents in southwest China quake-hit areas, providing them with shelter from rain, snow and low temperatures.
A total of 386 people have been evacuated from the disaster-hit area in Sichuan Province, where 231 homes were severely damaged and 15 collapsed, according to an MEM meeting Monday.
CHENGDU, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has risen to five after a landslide hit a county in southwest China's Sichuan Province Sunday afternoon, local authorities said Tuesday.
Rescuers found the body of a previously missing victim at around 2 p.m. Tuesday at the site of the landslide in Xuyong County in the city of Luzhou, according to the county's publicity department.
So far, five people have died and another seven have been injured. The injured are being treated in local hospitals.
Editor: Yang Yi
CHENGDU, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Four people were killed after a landslide hit a county in southwest China's Sichuan Province Sunday afternoon.
The landslide toppled a number of residential houses in Fenshui Town in Xuyong County in the city of Luzhou around 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, leaving 11 people buried and one missing.
CHENGDU, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Twelve people were estimated buried after a landslide caused three houses to collapse Sunday afternoon in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Five people had been pulled out of the debris in Fenshui township in Xuyong county by 8 p.m., but one died en route to hospital, Tang Jie, the county head leading rescue efforts at the scene, told Xinhua.
Seven remained trapped in the landslide that occurred at about 5 p.m. and more than 600 rescuers were racing against the clock to reach more survivors.