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Quake Death Toll Rises to 69,127

The death toll in China's major earthquake increased by 5 to 69,127 as of Thursday noon, the State Council Information Office said.

A total of 373,612 people were injured and 17,918 others remained missing in the 8.0-magnitude quake that jolted southwest Sichuan Province and some other areas on May 12, while 45.71 million people were affected by the disaster.

Hospitals had treated 97,631 injured people, of whom 74,165 had been discharged, 20,878 were still being treated and 9,595 who were transferred outside of Sichuan Province were still receiving treatment, according to the office.

By Wednesday, 1,112,864 quake survivors had been found and evacuated by rescuers.

Relief supplies continued to pour into the quake zone. As of Thursday noon, 820,000 tents, 4.71 million quilts, 11.86 million garments, 731,700 tons of fuel oil and 1.54 million tons of coal had been delivered.

(Xinhua News Agency June 5, 2008)

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