19 May 2008 03:39 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--The severity of the massive earthquake that shook Sichuan in southwest China last week has been raised to 8.0 from 7.8 on the Richter scale by the China Seismological Bureau, Xinhua news said late on Sunday.
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As of 14:00 local time (0600 GMT) on Sunday, 32,477 people are known to have been killed in devastating earthquake that occurred last Monday while another 220,109 were injured.
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