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Earthquake death toll rises to 69,176
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The death toll of China's massive earthquake increased by four overnight to 69,176 as of Wednesday noon, the State Council Information Office said.

A total of 374,008 people were injured and 17,415 others were still missing after the 8.0-magnitude quake rocked southwestern Sichuan Province and neighboring regions on May 12.

(Xinhua News Agency June 18, 2008)

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