Death toll rises to 1,339 in China earthquake
YUSHU, Qinghai, April 17 -- The death toll has climbed to 1,339 from a devastating quake in northwest China's Qinghai Province, with another 332 people still missing, rescuers said Saturday.

The 7.1-magnitude tremor, which struck the Yushu County in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday, has also left 11,849 injured, 1,297 harshly, Xia Xueping, a spokesman for the rescue headquarters, told in a press conference.

Also Saturday, 100s of victims were cremated on a hillside in Gyegu, the hardest quake-hit town in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu, with family members mourning in tears and monks chanting Buddhist prayers.

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