Nepal earthquake death toll rises

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Published: Tuesday 28th April 2015 by The News Editor

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At least 4,352 bodies have so far been recovered after last week’s massive earthquake that struck just outside of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam said the toll includes 1,176 bodies recovered in Sindhupalchuk district, just north-east of the capital.

He says 8,063 people have been injured in the magnitude 7.8 quake.

Another 18 people were also killed in a quake-triggered avalanche that swept the Everest base camp.

In neighbouring India 61 people were killed and China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported 25 dead in Tibet.

Published: Tuesday 28th April 2015 by The News Editor

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