Death toll from China quake revised down to three, fate of tourists unclear
BEIJING (AFP) - The death toll from an earthquake in south-west China has been revised down, official figures published on Sunday said, though the fate of tourists reported trapped in landslides remained unclear.
The earthquake hit a remote part of south-west China on Saturday near the popular tourist area of Shangri-La and was initially reported to have killed five people.
But the website of the Yunnan Earthquake Prevention and Disaster Reduction Bureau, citing the Yunnan Health Department, reported on Sunday that the toll was revised down to three late Saturday due to duplicated death reports by different counties.
It added that 40 people were injured in the quake, six seriously. It provided no figures for missing or trapped people.