Sichuan:

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Homes dam­aged im­me­di­ate surgery to pre­vent in­fec­tion.

“We were on open ground when a rock fell and hit my brother on the leg,” said Ro­main Val­lon, a stu­dent in Bei­jing. The broth­ers were stay­ing with their mother in a ho­tel in Ji­uzhaigou when the quake struck.

The Canadian woman is ex­pected to be dis­charged in two or three days, doc­tors said. “We have re­ceived ex­cel­lent care. The res­cue work­ers and doc­tors have been very help­ful,” she said.

About 500 med­i­cal work­ers from all across the prov­ince have been pro­vid­ing emer­gency treat­ment.

No build­ings col­lapsed in the quake, but some 1,680 houses were dam­aged, ac­cord­ing to the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment.

Res­cue forces in­clud­ing Armed Po­lice and the PLA Ground Force were busy clear­ing roads and dis­tribut­ing relief ma­te­ri­als, such as tents.

Also on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, a mag­ni­tude-6.6 earth­quake struck the Xin­jiang Uygur au­ton­o­mous re­gion, in­jur­ing 32 in Jinghe county, Bor­tala Mon­go­lian au­ton­o­mous pre­fec­ture. The China Earth­quake Ad­min­is­tra­tion said the two quakes are not re­lated and they do not mean China has en­tered a pe­riod of ac­tive seis­mic ac­tiv­i­ties.

The num­ber of earth­quakes on the Chi­nese main­land is still within nor­mal range, of­fi­cials said.

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