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Over 1 billion kip donated for earthquake victims in China

(KPL) The Lao-Chinese Friendship Association has resented over 1 billion kip (USD 136,000) to help earthquake victims in Zhaotong, China’s Yunnan Province.

The donation was presented by the President of the Lao-Chinese Friendship Association, Mr Sinlavong Khouthphaythoun to the Chinese Ambassador to Laos Guan Huabing in Vientiane on19 Aug in the witness of the relevant officials of both sides.

"This donation represents the government, private and general public members in Laos and it will be given to the victims of the earthquake in Yunnan Province,"said Mr Sinlavong.

"The money is not too much but it represents the willingness of the Lao people and we will continue to mobilize more support to help the earthquake victims in Yunnan Province," added Mr Sinlavong.

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Zhaotong's Ludian County, Yunnan on August 3. It was the worst ever to hit the region in 100 years killing over 600 people and damaging a huge number of people's and public properties with over 100 people missing and leaving over 3,000 injured.

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