Death toll in China riots rises to 192

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State media reports the death toll for July 5 ethnic riots in western China has risen to 192.

The Xinhua News Agency reports the new death toll at 192 after 184 was last reported.

It says the new toll has been announced by Xinjiang Communist Party officials today.

The number of people injured that day has also risen to 1,721 from 1,680.

The communal violence that flared between minority Muslim Uighurs and the majority Han Chinese in the restive far western region of China was the worst ethnic violence to hit the country in decades.

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