Yushu earthquake: six years on

Four years after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,600 people and flattened the plateau town of Gyegu, brand new schools, hospitals, museums, and squares have emerged.

The quake struck on April 14, 2010. Before the disaster, Gyegu was a poor town in northwest China’s Qinghai Province with a majority population of ethnic Tibetans.

Residents now have new lives thanks to more than 7 billion U.S. dollars of investment in over 1,200 reconstruction projects, which were completed in 2013.

The projects ranged from solar-powered houses and greenhouses to concrete roads, water plants and museums.

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