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Reconstruction in Tibet´s quake-hit Damxung County to start

Source: Xinhua | 04-21-2009 11:02

Special Report:   Tibet in 50 Years
Special Report:   Post-quake reconstruction

BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhuanet) -- Post-quake reconstruction in Tibet's Damxung County will start before May depending on weather conditions, in a bid to ensure project quality, according to a leading official.

Two children play near the timber for house building at the quake-hit area of Yangyi Village, Geda Town, Damxung County of Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on April 20, 2009. (Xinhua Photo) 
Two children play near the timber for house building at 
the quake-hit area of Yangyi Village, Geda Town, Damxung 
County of Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet 
Autonomous Region, on April 20, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Damxung County on October 6, 2008, with Yangyi Village hit the hardest. Since all the houses and barns of the 151 households were flatterned, villagers could only live in tents provided by the government.