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More survivors rescued in China

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Two more survivors have been rescued from the rubble in China\'s Qinghai province, as the number of people killed in the quake five days ago reached 1, 944.

A 68-year-old woman and a four-year-old girl were found under a house near Jiegu in the worst hit town of Yushu County.

Officials say they had been kept alive by water and food passed through gaps in the debris.

Tens of thousands of people have been made homeless in the remote region by the powerful 6.9 magnitude quake.

Meanwhile, officials say 216 people are still missing while 12,135 are injured.