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Earthquake death toll rises to 12,012
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The death toll in the massive earthquake that rocked southwest China's Sichuan Province rose to 12,012 by 7 PM on Tuesday, with 26,206 people injured, 9,404 people buried, and 7,841 missing, according to the Earthquake Disaster Relief Commanding Headquarters of the State Council.

Previously the Sichuan provincial government also reported 3.46 million damaged households at a press conference held yesterday afternoon.

A bus numbered as Sichuan A50860 carrying 35 passengers was buried by a mud-rock flow in the territory of Maoxian County with no survivors.

The following is the death toll in different areas of the province:

Aba: 161; Mianyang: 7,395; Deyang: 2,648; Chengdu: 959; Guangyuan: 700; Ya'an: 15; Ziyang: 15; Meishan: 9; Bazhong: 8; Nanchong: 15; Suining: 21; Leshan: 7; Neijiang: 4; Ganzi: 8; Guang'an: 1; Luzhou: 1; and Liangshan 3.





(China.org.cn May 14, 2008)


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