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Nepal's death toll soars to 3,815

The Saturday earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal after 1934, had its epicentre in Gorkha district

IANS  |  Kathmandu 

People walk past damage caused by Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu

The death toll from the 7.9 magnitude temblor that struck Nepal was on Monday placed at 3,815, with Kathmandu accounting for nearly 1,000 deaths.

The home ministry said in a statement another 6,515 people had been injured. The Saturday earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal after 1934, had its epicentre in Gorkha district.

The highest death toll of 1,021 among all districts was reported from Sindhupalchowk, about 65 km from here. Kathmandu, where damage to property was maximum, saw 920 fatalities.

Nuwakot district accounted for 422 deaths, Dhading 299, Bhaktapur 240, Gorkha 223, Kavre 193, Lalitpur 157 and Rasuwa district 150.

The other fatalities were reported from Dolakha (46), Makawanpur (33), Ramechap (26), Solu (21), Okhaldunga (16), Sindhuli (9), Sunsari (7), Chitwan and Bara (5 each), Lamjung (4), Parsa (3), Kaski, Bhojpur and Mornag (2 each) and Saptari, Dhanusha, Taplegunj, Sarhahi, Rauthat, Nawalparasi, Tahahu, Ropla and Rukum (1 each).

First Published: Mon, April 27 2015. 20:08 IST
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