Fri, April 16, 2010
China > Mainland > 7.1-magnitude quake hits Qinghai

Death toll rises to 1,144 in China quake

2010-04-16 15:39:08 GMT2010-04-16 23:39:08 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A Tibetan woman prays in front of a partially-collapsed house in the earthquake-hit Jiegu town, Yushu, in west China's Qinghai province, Thursday, April 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

A Tibetan Buddhist monk leads the way as a man carries a young girl after she was lifted from the rubble of an earthquake as she is rescued after being buried for more than two-days in Yushu county, west China's Qinghai province, Friday, April 16, 2010. (AP Photo)

YUSHU, Qinghai, April 16 (Xinhua) -- The death toll had climbed to 1,144 and another 417 remained missing as of 5 p.m. Friday, about two and a half days after a devastating earthquake shook a Tibetan area in northwest China's Qinghai Province.

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which shook the Yushu County in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday, has left 11,744 people injured, including 1,192 serious cases, Xia Xueping, spokesman with the emergency rescue headquarters, told a press briefing late Friday.

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