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UAE to provide $50 mln in aid to quake-hit China

Source: Xinhua | 06-03-2008 16:51

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ABU DHABI, June 3 (Xinhua) -- The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) decided to donate 50 million U.S. dollars in cash to China hit by a devastating earthquake in May, Xinhua learnt from the Chinese embassy here on Tuesday.

The fund will be used in the reconstruction work in the earthquake-hit Sichuan Province in southwestern China, the Chinese embassy said.

Till midday Monday, 69,019 people were confirmed dead in the 8.0-magnitude earthquake, which had its epicenter in Sichuan's Wenchuan county. The number of the injured has reached 373,573, while 18,627 people are reported missing.


Editor:Zhang Ning