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China quake death toll rises to 69,136
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The death toll of China's major earthquake increased by 2 overnight to 69,136 as of Sunday noon, the State Council Information Office said.

A total of 374,061 people were injured and 17,686 others remained missing after the 8.0-magnitude quake that jolted southwestern Sichuan Province and neighboring regions on May 12.

Hospitals had treated 95,061 injured people as of Sunday noon, of whom 76,418 had been discharged and 16,049 were still being treated.

By Saturday, nearly 1.38 million quake survivors had been found and evacuated.

The government disaster relief fund had reached 23.44 billion yuan (3.35 billion U.S. dollars), including 18.91 billion yuan from the central budget and 4.53 billion yuan from the local budget.

(Xinhua News Agency June 8, 2008)

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