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Death Toll in NW China Quake Rises to 2,064

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The death toll has climbed to 2,064 from a devastating earthquake in northwest China's Qinghai Province, with 175 people still missing, the rescue headquarters said Tuesday.

As of 5:00 PM Tuesday, the 7.1-magnitude quake, which struck the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu at 7:49 AM Wednesday, had also left 12,135 injured, of whom 1,434 were in serious condition, the rescue headquarters said.

(Xinhua News Agency April 21, 2010)

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