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Death toll in NW China quake rises to 2,187

2010-04-23 09:32 BJT

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

YUSHU, Qinghai, April 22 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has climbed to 2,187 from a devastating earthquake in northwest China's Qinghai Province, with 80 people still missing, the rescue headquarters said Thursday.

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the 7.1-magnitude quake, which struck the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu April 14, had also left 12,135 injured, of whom 1,434 were in serious condition, the rescue headquarters said.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: Xinhua