The devastating flood at a school in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province claimed the lives of 117 people, including 105 school children, local flood-relief headquarters said on Tuesday, citing the final figures.
The clean up and relief work are continuing at the scene of last Friday's flood disaster in North East China. A flash flood killed at least 95 children and 4 adults in the town of Shalan in Heilongjiang.
Latest figures suggest that at least 95 students and four other villagers were killed in the disaster.
According to spokesman Wang Tongtang, 10 students are still missing, and the death toll could rise further as previously unreported deaths are recorded.
BBC News 2005/06/13
The death toll from a flash flood which hit a Chinese primary school on Friday has risen to 92, with more than a dozen people still missing.
Relief operation has been carried out in a swift manner in Shalan Township, Ning'an City of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, hit by a mountaintorrent killing 92 people last Friday.
Chinese State Councilor Chen Zhili headed a task force to the site of the tragedy to direct the rescue efforts after the flooding disaster occurred.
The body of one more primary school student was discovered late on Sunday, bringing the death toll in the flash flood in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province to 92 by 6 p.m., local rescue headquarters said.
Reuters AlertNet 2005/06/12
China school flood disaster toll rises to 91
BBC News 2005/06/11
At least 64 people have been killed in north-eastern China, when a torrent of water engulfed their primary school.
VOA News 2005/06/10
The death toll from a flash flood that slammed into a primary school in a remote northeastern town in China has climbed to 62 children and two adults.