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Death toll rises to 2,039 in NW China quake

2010-04-20 10:08 BJT

Special Report: 7.1-magnitude Quake Hit Qinghai, China |

YUSHU, Qinghai, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has climbed to 2,039 from a devastating earthquake in northwest China's Qinghai Province, with 195 people still missing, according to the rescue headquarters.

As of 10 p.m. Monday, the 7.1-magnitude quake, which struck the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu Wednesday, has also left 12,135 injured, of whom 1,434 are in serious condition, the rescue headquarters said.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: Xinhua