Rescuers are risking their lives to open roads, and restore communications. As of Tuesday noon, nearly 76 percent of the electricity supply had resumed at ten townships cut off by the quake. In Longtoushan Township of Ludian County, the epicenter, it was 75 percent.
The three 35-kilovolt transformer substations are back on line. So are communications in Qiaojia County and Huize County. In Ludian County, 85 percent of the mobile communications base stations are providing normal service.
Due to safety concerns, Yunnan provincial transport authorities have ordered all passenger buses in the countryside to stop operation.
(CNTV.cn August 6, 2014)