Officially 5,335 students killed in Chinese quake

May 7th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): A total of 5,335 students were dead or missing from China’s May 12 earthquake last year, said authorities with the civil affairs department of the provincial government.

This is the first official tally of students killed in the devastating earthquake, Xinhua reported

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The death toll from China’s May 12 earthquake last year in Sichuan Province remains at 68,712.

Another 17,921 people in Sichuan were missing after the disaster, said Huang Mingquan, head of the civil affairs department. (ANI)

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