Nepal quake: Death toll expected to exceed 10,000, says Nepalese Army


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  • Saturday, 02 May 2015

KATHMANDU: Death toll from Nepal's April 25 earthquake could exceed 10,000, said the Nepalese Army.

The 7.9-magnitude quake has killed at least 6,204 people and injured another 13,932.

"The death toll could go up as rescuers continue to find recover more bodies," Army chief General Gaurav Sumsher Rana said in a press briefing in Kathmandu on Friday.

More than one million families have been affected by the earthquake, which has also damaged 161,386 houses.

Rana said he was satisfactied with rescue and relief operations conducted so far.

"We have done the best in this time of great tragedy despite our limited resources," he said. - Bernama

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