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Entertainment > TV > 7.1-magnitude quake hits Qinghai

TV show raises over 2 bln yuan for Yushu

2010-04-21 02:35:52 GMT2010-04-21 10:35:52 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A quake-relief donation gathering for Yushu quake area is held in Beijing, capital of China, on April 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

People show donations during a quake-relief donation gathering for Yushu quake area in Beijing, capital of China, on April 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

A quake-relief donation gathering for Yushu quake area is held in Beijing, capital of China, on April 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

A quake-relief donation gathering for Yushu quake area is held in Beijing, capital of China, on April 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

People donate in turns during a quake-relief donation gathering for Yushu quake area in Beijing, capital of China, on April 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese people continued to donate for the quake-hit zone in northwestern province of Qinghai on Tuesday, while getting ready for a nationwide mourning for those killed in the April 14 earthquake on Wednesday.

A TV charity show on Tuesday evening raised 2.175 billion yuan (about 319 million U.S. dollars) in donations for the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu, where the 7.1-magnitude quake has left at least 2,064 people dead, 175 missing, and 12,135 injured by Tuesday.

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