Skip to Content

China has started erecting temporary housing units after an earthquake destroyed 14,000 homes

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of temporary housing units are being set up in northwest China for survivors of an earthquake that destroyed more than 14,000 homes and killed at least 135 people. State broadcaster CCTV showed footage Thursday of cranes lifting white, box-like housing units and lining them up in an open field in a village in Gansu province. The arrival of the prefab units was a sign that many of those displaced by the Monday night earthquake may be homeless for some time. Elsewhere, search teams were using excavators to dig out a thick sea of mud in two villages in Qinghai province, where 12 people remain missing.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content