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Earthquake museum opens in Sichuan


5/12/2011

Published on May 13, 2011

China’s first earthquake museum opened yesterday in Sichuan province, one day before the third anniversary of the devastating 8.0-magnitude quake which killed more than 80,000 people in western China in 2008. State news agency, Xinhua reported that the 140,000m2 museum, located in Dayi county, on the outskirts of state capital Chengdu, features six themed sections with 270 exhibits and 559 photographs. The project, which cost CNY230 million (US$35 million), is designed to pay tribute to victims and rescue workers, as well as boosting tourism in the area.

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