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Nepal earthquake: Death Toll Rises Above 5000

Channels Television  
Updated April 27, 2015

nepal,s earthquake's death toll rises over 3,000Over 5,000 people are now confirmed to have died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, officials say.

More than 6,500 people have also been reported injured, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC).

Dozens of people are also reported to have been killed in neighboring China and India.

There were reports of devastation in outlying, isolated mountainous areas after the midday quake of magnitude 7.9, Nepal’s worst in 81 years, centered 50 miles (80 km) east of the second city, Pokhara.

Vast tent cities have sprung up in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, for those displaced or afraid to return to their homes as strong aftershocks continue.

Officials have warned that the number of casualties could rise as rescue teams reach remote mountainous areas of western Nepal.