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Survey reveals quake-hit zone restored after five years

Beijing: The worst-hit areas in a devastating earthquake five years ago in southwest China have been restored, according to airborne remote sensing images from a Beijing institute. The images show that the townships of Wenchuan County in southwest China‚ÄĚs Sichuan Province have been rebuilt, said a report from the Beijing-based Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which has monitored the quake zone environment through remote sensing images since 2008.

The 8.0-magnitude quake struck on May 12, 2008. Infrastructures such as schools, roads and watercourses have been restored, the report said.

Source: Xinhuanet