Death toll in NW China quake rises to 2,183

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Local residents consults at a spot of a Tibetan medicine hospital in the quake-hit Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of northwest China's Qinghai Province, April 19, 2010. [Li Ziheng/Xinhua] 

The death toll has climbed to 2,183 from a devastating earthquake in northwest China's Qinghai Province, with 84 people still missing, the rescue headquarters said Wednesday.

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the 7.1-magnitude quake, which struck the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday, had also left 12,135 injured, of whom 1,434 were in serious condition, the rescue headquarters said. 

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