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Riot death toll rises to 184: Chinese media

China's state news agency says the death toll in ethnic rioting in western Xinjiang region has risen from 156 to 184.

world Updated: Jul 11, 2009 08:01 IST

China's state news agency says the death toll in ethnic rioting in western Xinjiang region has risen from 156 to 184.

Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday that the dead included 137 people--111 men and 26 women--from the dominant ethnic Han Chinese group.

The agency says the other fatalities include 46 Uighurs and one man from the Hui ethnic group. Xinhua says the Uighur victims include 45 men and one woman. It is the first time China's government has given an ethnic breakdown in the riots.

Since the rioting on Sunday, Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, has been under tight security with thousands of police and troops patrolling the streets.

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