Nepal quake toll climbs to 6,204 – official

Agence France-Presse
Nepal quake toll climbs to 6,204 – official
The National Emergency Operations Center says a further 13,932 are injured in the Nepal quake.

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The death toll in Nepal from last weekend’s devastating earthquake has risen to 6,204, the National Emergency Operations Center said in its latest update on Friday.

A further 13,932 people were injured in Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude quake, added the center. (READ: Key facts about the Nepal quake)

More than 100 people in neighboring India and China also died in the quake, officials say.

The Red Cross has warned of “total devastation” in remote areas near the epicenter, as Nepal’s government struggles to deal with the scale of the disaster. –

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