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Death toll in Nepal quake reaches 3,726 - official
April 27, 2015 / 9:43 AM / 3 years ago

Death toll in Nepal quake reaches 3,726 - official

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The number of people killed in Nepal by the Himalayan country’s worst earthquake in eight decades has risen to 3,726, a home ministry official said on Monday.

Victims of Saturday's earthquake are cremated along a river in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

That number represented a jump of 500 from earlier on Monday. Some in the government fear the toll from Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude quake could rise to as much as 5,000.

Reporting by Gopal Sharma and Rupam Jain Nair; Writing by Douglas Busvine

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