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Quake death toll rises to 1,706 in Yushu

2010-04-19 13:47 BJT

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

It's over 5 days since the devastating earthquake hit Yushu in northwest China's Qinghai province. As of 10 am Sunday, the tremor had left at least one thousand seven hundred and six people dead, more than two hundred and fifty missing and over 12 thousand injured.

Of those, more than 14-hundred are in a serious condition. By 8 am Monday, some 12 hundred aftershocks were recorded to have hit the region. Rescuers have expanded the search area in the hunt for survivors. Most victims within the quake-hit zone are living in tents, with their basic needs provided for. Disease-control experts and armed forces have begun large-scale disinfection of debris and ruins. Qinghai authorities, say the province has so far received donations totaling more than 370 million yuan in cash, along with 60 million yuan worth of materials. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake affected an area of about thirty thousand square kilometers and a population of a hundred thousand.

Rescuers have expanded the search area in the hunt for survivors. Most victims within the quake-hit zone are living in tents, with their basic needs provided for.
Rescuers have expanded the search area in the hunt for survivors. Most victims 
within the quake-hit zone are living in tents, with their basic needs provided for.

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