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Death toll in Xinjiang riot rises to 140, still climbing

THE death toll has risen to 140 following last night's riot in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the regional government said today.

Fifty-seven people were confirmed dead on the scene and all the others died later at hospital, a spokesman of the regional government said at a press conference today.

He said the death toll would still be climbing.


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