Fri, October 10, 2008
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Tibet gov't consoles quake victims with money, free treatment

2008-10-09 14:37:50 GMT2008-10-09 22:37:50 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

LHASA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region government is giving 5,000 yuan (733 U.S. dollars) each to the relatives of 10 victims killed in the magnitude-6.6 quake on Monday.

In addition, the injured will receive free treatment, according to a regional government official here on Thursday.

In addition to the deaths, 34 others were injured after the quake jolted Damxung, an outer county of the regional capital Lhasa, at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

Nine deaths and 19 injuries were reported at the epicenter, mainly women, children and the elderly.

The latest was at a Shannan Prefecture high school that was evacuating students during the quake when a stampede occurred. One teen was killed and 15 others were injured.

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