/ 15 July 2009

Death toll in China unrest rises to 192

from ethnic unrest in north-western China’s Urumqi city on July 5 has risen by eight to 192, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.

No breakdown of the new toll was given, but when reporting the earlier 184 deaths, Xinhua said 137 of the victims were from China’s dominant Han ethnic group, 46 were Muslim Uighurs and one was from the Hui minority.

In giving the latest toll, Xinhua cited an unnamed Urumqi government official. The Xinjiang government press office in Urumqi told Agence France-Presse it did not yet have the updated toll.

More than 1 600 people were injured in the ethnic unrest, 74 of whom were in critical condition as of Sunday, Xinhua said earlier. — AFP