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China quake death toll rises to 69,142(06/09/08)

Special report: Reconstruction After Earthquake    

    BEIJING, June 9 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of China's major earthquake increased by 6 overnight to 69,142 as of Monday noon, the State Council Information Office said.

    A total of 374,065 people were injured and 17,551 others remained missing after the 8.0-magnitude quake that jolted southwestern Sichuan Province and neighboring regions on May 12.

Editor: Jiang Yuxia

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