Strong Quake Jolts SW China
China on May 19 began a three-day national mourning for the tens of thousands of people killed in a powerful earthquake which struck the country's southwest on May 12.
BEIJING, May 23 -- The quake death toll has risen to 55,239 in Sichuan alone as of 7 p.m., Thursday.
About 83,988 people were rescued. The quake also injured 281,066, while 24,949 are still missing.
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A tragedy indeed. I'm confident that the Chinese people will recover and find inspiration and the strength to move forward. Peace.