Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Tue 25, Oct 2016 03:26 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Dalai Lama arrives home after two-week Europe tour
TCV Celebrates 56th year of inception
Milan makes Dalai Lama its honorary citizen
ITFA organizes Tibet awareness & clean up campaign
Kirti monk beaten, hospitalized after solo protest
Chinese Embassy gets busy wherever I travel: Dalai Lama
Exile Tibetan NGOs hold vigil to condemn Larung Gar demolition
Local shopkeepers maul Tibetan sweater sellers’ stalls in Bahadurgarh, six arrested
Dalai Lama to bestow Swarajya awards
China rebukes Slovakian President for meeting Dalai Lama
 Latest Photo News
'Unity is Strength,' says one of the formations of the calisthenic display by children of TCV on its 56th anniversary, Oct. 23, 2016. 17th Gyalwang Karmapa attended the celebrations as the Chief Guest/Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport to start a two week Europe tour, Oct. 8, 2016 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is presented with the Tibetan community's report by president of the Tibetan Community in France during a public audience at Palais des Congrès (Congress Palace) in Paris, France. The public audience organised by the Tibetan Community in France with support from other NGOs. and attended by thousands of Tibetans and devotees from all parts of France, 13 September 2016. Phayul Photo/ Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Official death toll in Tibet earthquake climbs to 617
Phayul[Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:48]
By Kalsang Rinchen

Xinhua photo shows a monk being helped out of rubble.
Xinhua photo shows a monk being helped out of rubble.
Dharamsala, April 15 – The death toll in yesterday’s earthquake that hit Tibet’s Yushu County (Kyegudo in traditional Tibetan province of Kham) in Yushu prefecture, Qinghai province, has gone up to 617, according to the official Chinese media.

However, unconfirmed sources including Tibetan exiles belonging to the quake hit area who claimed to have spoken to people there say the death toll is much higher. One Tibetan who said he spoke to someone in his village puts the death toll around 3000.

The latest statistics show that 313 people were missing and 9,110 injured, 970 severely, said a spokesman with the rescue headquarters in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu in southern Qinghai.

Many people are still buried in the debris as more than 85 percent of houses in Gyegu, mostly made of mudbrick and wood, had collapsed.

The death toll "may rise further as lots of houses collapsed," according to
Wu Yong, commander of the Yushu Military Area Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.

The exile Tibetan government’s department of religion held a special prayer at the Tsuglakhang temple today for the victims of the earthquake and their families. Local Tibetans including monks and nuns from various monasteries around here attended the prayer.

The quake measured 7.1 on Richter scale, according to China Earthquake Networks Center but the United States Geological Survey puts the magnitude at 6.9.

The epicenter of the quake lies in Yushu County (Kyegudo in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham) in the Yushu prefecture. The quake struck at 7:49 a.m. with a depth of about 33 km and is calculated to be 33.1 north and 96.7 east, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
The Challenge to Human Existence (Major_Retd_Rudra)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
To Die With Dignity in Your Own Land: Tibet, China, and the Politics of Disaster
Official death toll in Tibet earthquake climbs to 617
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2016 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online