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Death toll in NW China quake rises to 2,183

2010-04-22 09:18 BJT

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

YUSHU, Qinghai, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has climbed to 2,183 from a devastating earthquake in northwest China's Qinghai Province, with 84 people still missing, the rescue headquarters said Wednesday.

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the 7.1-magnitude quake, which struck the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu one week ago, had also left 12,135 injured, of whom 1,434 were in serious condition, the rescue headquarters said.

Editor: Jin Lin | Source: Xinhua