China quake casualties unchanged, 15 more missing found

2008-07-18 10:11:29 GMT       2008-07-18 18:11:29 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

BEIJING, July 18 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the May 12 earthquake devastating Sichuan Province and some neighboring provinces remained unchanged at 69,197 as of Friday noon, according to a press release of the State Council Information Office.

In the 24 hours that ended on Thursday noon, 15 persons listed as missing had been found. This reduced the number of missing to 18,222. The number of injured stood at 374,176, showing no change since July 2.

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