April 19, 2010 / 8:25 AM / 9 years ago

China quake death toll climbs to more than 2,000

Ethnic Tibetan women rest amid the ruins of their destroyed house in the earthquake-hit Gyegu town in Yushu County, Qinghai province April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

BEIJING (Reuters) - The official death toll from an earthquake on China’s remote Tibetan plateau has climbed to 2,039, state media said on Tuesday.

Another 195 people are still listed as missing following the quake, which struck Yushu county in the western province of Qinghai last Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Editing by Sugita Katyal

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