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China quake toll tops 67,000: Govt

The death toll from China's earthquake rose to 67,183 on Tuesday, with another 20,790 missing, a government spokesman said.
AFP | By HT Correspondent, Beijing
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2008 01:58 PM IST

The death toll from China's earthquake rose to 67,183 on Tuesday, with another 20,790 missing, a government spokesman said.

"As of noon on May 27, the earthquake has caused 67,183 deaths," cabinet spokesman Guo Weimin told a press conference.

He said the confirmed number of injured from the May 12 earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan province stood at 361,822.

The new death toll was a rise of just over 2,100 from Monday's confirmed tally of 65,080.

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