Qinghai Yushu quake death toll rises to 1,944

2010-04-19 18:48 BJT

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


It's been 6 days since the devastating earthquake hit Yushu in northwest China's Qinghai province. As of 10 am Sunday, the tremor had left at least 1,944 people dead, more than two hundred missing and over 11 thousand injured.

Of those, more than 14-hundred are in a serious condition. Rescuers have expanded the search area in the hunt for survivors. Some 30 thousand tents and 50 thousand cotton-padded clothes have been sent to the quake zone.

Qinghai authorities, say the province has so far received donations totaling more than 400 million yuan in cash, along with 180 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.

Editor: Zheng Limin | Source: CCTV.com