Earthquake death toll hits 4,731

The death toll has reached 4731 after the devastating earthquake followed by dozens of aftershocks while the number of injured remains 9239.

Based on the human casualty, Sindhupalchowk is the most affected district as the death toll reached 1250 in the district alone. According to the Nepal Police Headquarters, 2848 people are killed in the central region, excluding three districts of Kathmandu Valley. As per the Nepal Police, the earthquake killed 51 people in the eastern region while 382 in the western region and two in mid-western region.

Of those killed in the earthquake, 1039 are from Kathmandu, 250 from Bhaktapur, 159 from Lalitpur, 560 from Nuwakot, 374 from Gorakha, 346 from Dhading, 302 from Rasuwa and 252 from Kavrepalanchowk.

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, all the dead bodies found, except 227, are handed to the relatives of the deceased. The 227 bodies are yet to be identified.

Among the injured people, 2142 are from Kathmandu, 1889 from Bhaktapur and 1060 from Lalitpur. The number of injured people is 2782 in the central region, excluding the numbers of injured in the valley. Likewise, 216 people are injured in the eastern region while the number of injured is 1130 in the western region.

The government has informed that the rescue operations are speeded up in the affected districts, including highly affected Sindhupalchowk, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Dhading, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kavrepalanchowk, Gorkha and Rasuwa.

The Home Ministry has also informed that the foreign rescue teams are also actively supporting the rescue operations. The rescue teams from India, Sri Lanka, China, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Germany, France, Israel, Malaysia and JICA were deployed for search and rescue operations in various places of Kathmandu valley. According to the ministry, the Sri Lanka team rescued a youth alive from Balaju area. Meanwhile, the rescue team from Britain is deployed in Sindhupalchowk district. Likewise, 9 foreign medical teams are deployed in various affected area.

According to the ministry, 16,824 security personnel from Nepal Army and Armed Police Force are deployed for the rescue operations so far.

Source: Myrepublica