The government has announced that 207 school children died in the Qinghai earthquake and the total official death toll is now 2187, AFP reports:
The collapse of school buildings in the 6.9 magnitude quake was responsible for 35 percent of the student deaths, Xinhua news agency said in a report late Thursday, quoting a Qinghai province education bureau official.
The overall toll climbed to 2,187, with another 80 people still missing, it reported. More than 1,400 of those injured
April 22, 2010