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Death toll reaches 5,020 in Country


Kathmandu, April 29,2015 : The Nepal Police has so far recorded 5, 020 deaths caused by the devastating earthquake of April 25 and the aftershocks across the country.

As many as 7,624 people throughout the country are reported to have sustained injuries in the quake.

Of all the five regions in the country, the Central Region, with the capital city in it, accounts for the highest number of death and causalities, standing at 3,098 deaths and 3,777 injuries. According to which the Kathmandu district recorded 1,039 deaths, while Bhaktapur district 253 and Lalitpur district 169.

Similarly, death toll reaches 638 in Nuwakot, 369 in Dhading, 302 in Rasuwa, 273 in Kaverpalanchowk, 638 in Nuwakot, 54 in Dolakha, 34 in Makawanpur, 24 in Ramechaap and nine in Sindhuli district.

Likewise, of other remaining districts in the Central Region, the quake toll reaches six in Chitwan, five each in Bara and Parsa, and one each in Sarlahi, Dhanusha and Rautahat.

In the Western Region, 413 were killed while 1,130 have sustained injuries, according to which 405 people in Gorkha district, four in Lamjung, two in Kaski, one each in Nawalparashi and Tanahu have lost their life to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake and its repeated powerful aftershocks.

Meanwhile, in the Eastern Region, the quake so far has claimed the life of 51 people and hurt 258; among them, 22 deaths are reported from Solukhumbu district, 17 from Okhaldhunga, seven from Sunsari, two each from Bhojpur and Morang and one from Taplejung.

In the similar vein, Mid-Western Region records two deaths and 21 injuries of which Rolpa district accounts for one and Rukum for another.

Interestingly, the Far-Western region seems to remain unaffected by the quake as no loss of life and property and casualties has been recorded as of now.



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