THE death toll from a Shenzhen riot reportedly rose to six yesterday, as authorities promised an official account. An official with the Longgang Public Security Bureau said the situation had 'calmed down', but refused to reveal the progress of the investigation. The weekend clash between migrant workers and villagers in Longtian, Longgang district, also left around 60 people badly injured. A team of Public Security Bureau officers was still trying to get the full picture, said a spokesman for the Shenzhen Government. 'I think we will give a point of view about the incident sooner or later,' he said. Residents in Longgang, 25 kilometres north of the Special Economic Zone, claimed at least six people died in the conflict. 'Some of them died of their wounds in the past two days, after they were not given proper medical care,' said a hospital attendant. On Tuesday three labourers reportedly died from bullet wounds. A fourth victim was said to have succumbed to his wounds yesterday. Ming Pao newspaper put the death toll at 10. Violence erupted last Sunday when labourers in the area reportedly attacked a villager who rode his motorcycle into a cordoned-off section of a motorway they were working on. More than 50 police were summoned to help the village guards. Several hundred labourers, mainly from Hunan, battled the police and village guards. Several of them were subsequently arrested. The labourers broke into the village's Communist Party headquarters and attacked several cadres before ransacking the office in their attempts to rescue their colleagues. Anti-riot police were then called in and opened fire with machine-guns. Government sources said Guangdong and Hunan provinces had both sent teams to Longgang to look into the matter. For the third day, the media on the mainland was silent about the incident. Sunday's disturbances are believed to be the worst to hit Guangdong. Migrant workers from poorer provinces are discriminated against by local people in richer provinces, and many petty crimes are blamed on them, Chinese officials say. Authorities have also blamed poor standards of policing by recruits from the countryside.