Friday, 8 May 2015

Death toll climbs to 7,903 in Nepal quake

The death toll in the devastating earthquake of April 25 has reached 7,903, according to the latest update made available by the Nepal Police on Friday.

The police said the bodies of 7,779 people have already been handed over to their family members and 6,086 people are receiving treatment in various hospitals across the country.

A total of 17,803 people were injured in the quake.

Citing the latest data, police said that 6,69,775 people have been displaced in the country.

Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Sindhupalchok, Dhading, Rasuwa and Nuwakot were the worst hit districts in the quake besides Gorkha district, which was the epicentre of the quake.

Of the over 5,22,820 people displaced in the mid-region, 66,780 have been displaced in Kathmandu alone.

Police said that 2,90,756 houses have been fully damaged and 10,801 government buildings have collapsed in the quake.

At least 264 Nepali nationals and 111 foreigners have been missing after the disaster.

Friday 8 May 2015


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