China quake toll rises to 60,000

May 24th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by admin  

Yingxiu (China), May 24 (Xinhua) The official toll in China’s devastating earthquake has risen to 60,000. Premier Wen Jiabao said this during a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday in Yingxiu town in Sichuan province.

Nearly 30,000 people remained missing and around 300,000 people were injured, Wen told Ban Ki-moon.

The quake, measuring 8 on the Richter scale, jolted Sichuan province May 12, killing and wounding thousands in the aftermath.

Sichuan was the worst hit. Casualties were also reported from adjoining provinces.

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