China quake death toll rises to 51,000

May 22nd, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin  

Beijing, May 22 (Xinhua) The toll in the powerful May 12 earthquake in China’s southwest Sichuan province has risen to 51,151, the information office of the state Council reported. Another 288,431 people were injured and 29,328 are missing in the 8.0 magnitude quake.

As of Thursday noon, 167 aftershocks measuring 4.0 or more on the Richter Scale had been monitored since the devastating earthquake, the China Seismological Bureau reported.

Six of these aftershocks measured above 6.0 on the Richter scale while 26 measured between 5.0 and 5.9.

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