Monday, 1 June 2015

Nepal quake deaths now reach 8,699

The toll in the devastating 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 has reached 8,699, police said on Monday.

Among the victims, 4,801 were females and 3,896 were males. The gender of two of the victims is yet to be identified, said the latest update provided by the Central Police News Room of Nepal.

Police said that 79 bodies discovered after the quake were those of foreigners.

Among the dead, 1,729 people were from the Kathmandu valley.

As per the region-wise break-up of the toll, 58 people died in the eastern region, 6,455 in the central region, 455 in the western and two in the mid-western region. No deaths were recorded in the far-western region.

Authorities have handed over 8,671 bodies to their family members, while 193 Nepali nationals and 80 foreigners are still missing, police said.

The number of injured people receiving treatment at various hospitals stands at 4,653.

Monday 1 June 2015

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