Chinese state media: 3,629 confirmed dead with more than 18,000 buried

Chinese rescue workers have reported that 3,629 people had been confirmed dead and 18,645 were still buried under debris in Mianyang city, which neighbors the epicenter of the massive earthquake that struck China. The official Xinhua News Agency on Tuesday also quoted the rescue workers as saying there was serious damage to the buildings and roads in Mianyang and that water and gas supplies had been cut off. The official death toll so far from Monday's quake is 11,921. It is not known if the Minyang figures are included in that.