The death toll from the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan Province stood at 69,197 as of Tuesday noon, the State Council Information Office said in a statement.
In the 24 hours ended on Tuesday noon, 26 individuals listed as missing had been found. This reduced the number of missing to 18,263. The number of injured stood at 374,176, showing no change since July 2.
(Xinhua News Agency July 15, 2008)