China quake toll goes past 68,000

May 28th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by admin  

Xinhua
Beijing, May 28 (Xinhua) The toll in China’s killer earthquake has risen to 68,109 Wednesday, the State Council, said. A total of 364,552 people have been injured and 19,851 are missing after the devastating 8.0-magnitude earthquake May 12.

The epicentre of the quake was in the south-western Sichuan Province.

More than 45.61 million people have been affected in the quake. About 15 million have been evacuated, officials said.

Disaster relief workers have relocated 724,794 people to safe areas till date, and 6,541 survivors were rescued out of the debris.
Xinhua

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