Earthquake: Nepal deaths toll hits 3,900

AT least 3,900 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake, which hit Nepal at the weekend, police say.

More than 6,500 people have been
injured, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre. Dozens of people were also
reported to have been killed in neighbouring China and India.

More than 200 climbers have been rescued around Mount Everest,
which was struck by deadly avalanches in the 7.8-magnitude
quake.

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

Thousands spent Sunday night –
their second night – outside.

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

Reports suggest that many communities, especially those
close to mountainsides, suffered significant quake damage.
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