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Prefab school for quake orphans in Yushu

2010-05-19 03:09:53 GMT2010-05-19 11:09:53 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

BEIJING, May 19 -- A "prefabricated school", the largest by far in quake-hit Yushu in Northwest China's Qinghai province, was put into use for orphaned students on Tuesday, a reconstruction official said.

The 2,600-square-meter prefab structure was for Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Orphans School in Yushu's Gyegu town, said Li Baoguo, an official of the quake-relief headquarters of the Second Artillery Corps of the People's Liberation Army. The structure has 112 rooms, including classrooms, administrative offices, dormitories, a library, a dining hall and a clinic, and can accommodate up to 400 students, said Li.

Presently the school has more than 200 orphans at primary and junior high schools who survived the devastating quake on April 14.

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