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Powerful Aftershock Rocks China, Death Toll Rises to 62,664

A magnitude 5.8 aftershock rocked central China levelling 70,000 more homes, killing one person, and leaving dozens more injured Sunday. The aftershock caused office towers to shake in Beijing, 800 miles away.

Earlier Sunday, the Cabinet said the confirmed death toll from the quake rose to 62,664, with another 23,775 people missing. Premier Wen Jiabao has said the number of dead could surpass 80,000.

Millions have been left homeless, some now at risk of being inundated by floods from new lakes that have been formed by rivers blocked by landslides unleashed by the quake.

(Source: Associated Press)

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