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2008-09-01 15:15:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Death Toll Rises To 40 in Southwest China Earthquake"] Huili, Sichuan, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) - Two more deaths were reported Monday afternoon in Huili County, bringing the death toll from the 6.1-magnitude quake that struck southwest China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces on Saturday to 40, according to local authorities. The county in Sichuan reported 25 deaths as 8 a.m. Monday. The Ministry of...

2008-09-01 09:00:08

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Death Toll Rises To 38 in SW China Earthquake"] HUILI, Sichuan, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) - The death toll in Saturday's 6.1-magnitude quake in Sichuan and Yunnan has risen to 38, according to local authorities. Huili County, the worst-hit region in Sichuan, registered five more deaths as of 8 a.m. Monday, raising the death toll to 32 in the province. A total of 321 people were injured in the...

2008-09-01 06:00:03

An earthquake that hit the southern Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan has killed at least 27 people, damaged or destroyed more than 180,000 homes, and affected at least 800,000 residents, state media said Sunday. The epicenter of the quake Saturday was about 30 kilometers, or 20 miles, southeast of Panzhihua, near Sichuan's border with Yunnan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS put the magnitude of the quake at 5.7, while Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, said...

2008-09-01 03:00:02

The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in China's Sichuan province, barely recovered from the May 12 quake, and in nearby Yunnan, has risen to 32. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the two provinces Saturday afternoon -- and which was then followed by numerous aftershocks -- also injured more than 400 people and destroyed 100,000 homes, the China Daily reported Monday. At least half a million people have been affected by the quake, whose epicenter was located 30 miles southeast of...

2008-08-31 09:00:12

Chinese authorities Sunday raised the death toll from this weekend's Sichuan earthquake to 25 as hundreds of aftershocks continued to rattle the region. The number of injured was also increased to 192 while three others were listed as missing as a result of Saturday's magnitude 6.1 temblor, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The China Earthquake Administration said the epicenter was 30 miles southeast of Panzhihua City, hitting the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan the...

2008-08-30 12:00:28

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit southwest China Saturday, killing seven people and injuring 26, officials said. Eleven of the injured were said to have sustained serious wounds, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The epicenter of the quake was 30 miles southeast of Panzhihua City in Sichuan province, with most of the deaths and injuries reported in neighboring Yunnan province. Xinhua said all the affected counties in Sichuan and Yunnan reported damaged houses, but no...

2008-08-06 15:00:40

According to fdi.gov.cn: The other day, Panzhihua Itochu Marubeni Metal Products (Chongqing) Co., Ltd jointly set up by Panzhihua Iron & Steel Group and two Fortune 500 enterprises including Itochu and Marubeni Corporation officially launched construction in north Chongqing's new district. It was introduced the first stage of the project will be invested RMB100m to produce iron and steel for cars, motorbikes and home appliances. Last November, Pangang Group International Economic &...

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