Nepal earthquake news:Death toll rises to 5,489

Nepal earthquake news:Death toll rises to 5,489


Death toll soars to 5,489 in Nepal earthquake

2015-04-30 15:45  By: Xinhua  BBS


People remove the debris after earthquake in Lalitpur, Nepal, April 29, 2015. The 7.9-magnitude quake hit Nepal at midday on Saturday. The death toll from the powerful earthquake has soared to 5,057 and a total of 10,915 others were injured. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

KATHMANDU, April 30 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Nepal climbed to 5,489 and a total of 10,965 others were injured, the Home Ministry said on Thursday.

Sindhupalchowk is the worst-hit district with 1,587 people killed after the 7.9-magnitude hit Nepal on Saturday, according to the National Emergency Operation Center under the ministry.

Some 134,864 houses were destroyed and 92,971 were damaged, said the Home Ministry.




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