After the earthquake in China, thousands of people are homeless, suffering from cold in Tabun - Newztezz Online

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After the earthquake in China, thousands of people are homeless, suffering from cold in Tabun

Earthquake tremors have been occurring continuously in China for the past few days. Due to this, normal life has become disrupted and communication services have come to a standstill. Electricity lines have been destroyed due to the earthquake. However, there has been less loss of life and property. More than 2300 rescue workers have been deployed here.

Earthquake tremors still continue in western China. More than 12,000 people are forced to burn bonfires and live in tents and other shelters to escape the cold. Recently, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck a remote part of China's Xinjiang region, killing three people and injuring five, while hundreds of buildings were damaged.

The earthquake caused significant damage amid cold temperatures, while Uchturpan County, near the border with Kazakhstan, caused less damage to life and property due to the sparse population around the epicenter. To save their lives, people are eating instant noodles in tents with bonfires for warmth. Jian Geva, a 16-year-old student in Uchaturpan, said he was in the bathroom when the earthquake struck. The entire building shook violently. He was taken to a school where he was staying in a hostel room with his grandfather, along with about 200 other people.

The earthquake occurred in a sparsely populated area

Local officials said they planned to check the stability of homes before people returned. The earthquake occurred in a sparsely populated area, where there is flat land on one side and rough land on the other. The earthquake in Kizilsu Kyrgyz province caused damage to 851 buildings, 93 communication towers collapsed near the epicenter and 910 animals died. The region is mostly inhabited by the Kyrgyz and Uyghur, ethnic Turkic minorities who are predominantly Muslim. A large number of Chinese soldiers are present in this area. Paramilitary forces are working to clear debris and set up tents for people before dawn.

More than 2300 rescue workers deployed

More than 2300 rescue workers have been deployed here. Rescue workers evacuated 7338 residents to safe places. So far, a total of 12,426 people have been evacuated safely. Rescue teams delivered emergency rescue equipment to help thousands of people who have been displaced. Zhang Yongjiu, head of Xinjiang Earthquake Administration, said that despite such a strong earthquake, the situation of deaths and injuries is not serious. Zhang said the epicenter of the earthquake was in a mountainous area about 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) above sea level. Officials said three people were killed and five were injured, two of them seriously, after the earthquake struck the village of Yamansu.

New public housing built by government no harm

China's government news agency said that till 8:00 am on Wednesday, 1104 tremors were recorded, of which five tremors were of more than 5.0 magnitude. The biggest shock was recorded at 5.7. Of the damaged buildings in the Uyg populated area of ​​Xinjiang, 47 houses have collapsed. Officials said most of the houses that collapsed were in remote areas and were built by local residents. The new public housing built by the government has not been damaged. All residents have been evacuated to a shelter.

Temperatures are being recorded well below zero in mountainous Uchaturpan County, with the China Meteorological Administration forecasting the minimum temperature to reach -18 degrees Celsius this week. According to Xinjiang officials, there were about 233,000 people in the county in 2022. Here in Aksu, officials said that power lines were destroyed due to the earthquake but electricity was immediately restored.

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