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Relief efforts continue in Yongshan County, the quake epicenter, with the local government arranging thousands of tents, food and water and quilts to those affected living in temporary shelters.
The quake hit the county, with an epicenter 13 km deep, at 6:40 am on Saturday, affecting 71,200 residents.
21,000 people had to be relocated as the quake left houses flattened, transport suspended and electricity and communication facilities damaged. Forty-eight schools were damaged in six towns although there were no casualties.
More than 1,300 rescuers are searching in debris for trapped victims and helping repair roads.