China earthquake death toll jumps to 589: government

China earthquake death toll jumps to 589: government

BEIJING - At least 589 people have died in an earthquake that devastated a Chinese village, officials said Wednesday, marking a sharp increase in the death toll.

"As of 10.30 on Wednesday... 589 people have died" after Sunday's magnitude 6.1 tremor in the southwestern province of Yunnan, China's ministry of civil affairs said on its website.

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