77,000 students affected in China quake

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 14:43

Beijing: More than 360 schools and 77,000 students have been affected by the earthquake in China`s Gansu province, said the education ministry Wednesday.

A total of 16,100 students will not be able to return to school as their classrooms and dormitories were damaged in the 6.6-magnitude quake, which jolted Minxian and Zhangxian counties in the city of Dingxi Monday, leaving at least 95 dead and 1,001 injured.

According to a ministry notice, more than 295,400 square meters of school buildings have been affected, with 2,763 square meters having collapsed and 116,100 square meters severely damaged, reported Xinhua.

Teachers who are on vacation have been asked to return to help with the rescue work.


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First Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 14:43

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