Death Toll Rises to 95 in NW China Quake
   2013-07-23 23:30:18    Xinhua      Web Editor: Mao Yaqing

Coffins are seen at the funeral held for victims killed in the deadly earthquake in Yongguang Village, Meichuan Township, Minxian County, northwest China's Gansu Province, July 23, 2013. Twelve bodies buried in ruins in the village were digged out, and their relatives held funerals for them on Tuesday. [Photo: Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang]

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Fourteen people who went missing in an earthquake that occurred in northwest China's Gansu Province on Monday have been confirmed dead, bringing the death toll to 95, local authorities said Tuesday.

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Minxian and Zhangxian counties in the city of Dingxi Monday morning, leaving 95 deed and 1,001 injured, said Zhang Kebing, deputy director of the provincial civil affairs department.

Local governments have relocated 226,700 people so far.

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