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China quake death toll climbs to more than 2,000

The official death toll from an earthquake on China's remote Tibetan plateau has climbed to 2,039, state media said.

world Updated: Apr 20, 2010 08:09 IST
Reuters

The official death toll from an earthquake on China's remote Tibetan plateau has climbed to 2,039, state media said on Tuesday.

Another 195 people are still listed as missing following the quake, which struck Yushu county in the western province of Qinghai last Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency said.

First Published: Apr 20, 2010 08:07 IST