Quake toll hits 4,310 (Update VI)

Quake toll hits 4,310 (Update VI)

As aftershocks continuously hit various parts of the country since Saturday, the death toll has reached 4,310, while the number of injured remains more than 7,600 till Tuesday morning, police said.

The government has announced nine districts as highly-affected areas. Based on human casualty, Sindhupalchowk, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Dhading, Bhaktapur, Gorkha, Kavre, Lalitpur and Rasuwa have been declared the most-affected districts. Similarly, the government has found that altogether 60 districts have been affected by the earthquake.

Of those killed in the earthquake, 923 are from Kathmandu, 240 from Bhaktapur and 157 from Lalitpur while the rest are from outside the Valley.

Of the dead, 50 are from the eastern region, 2259 from the central region, 231 are from western region and two from the mid-west.

Home ministry said the authorities have so far handed over 709 dead bodies in Kathmandu, 238 in Bhaktapur, 152 in Lalitpur, 29 in the eastern districts, 1857 in central region, 133 in western and two in mid-western region.

Police have also made public the identity of 10 foreign nationals who died in earthquake. Of them, two are French, three Chinese, two Indians and one each from the United States and Australia. They were found dead in Kathmandu, Solukhumbu and Makwanpur.

Meanwhile, the home ministry has requested one and all to drink clean water and maintain cleanliness and hygiene.

Police have been carrying out rescue efforts in various locations that were badly hit in the capital city that include Basantapur, Asan, Lagan, Kapan, Gongabu, Balaju Buspark, Shova Bhagawati, Ramkot, Basundhara, Sitapaila, Swayambhu, Bhotahiti, Jaisidewal and Baluwatar.

Similarly, rescue operations are being carried out at Lagankhel, Sanepa, Indreniheight, Sundarighat in Lalitpur and several places in Bhaktapur.

Inform us if deceived by transporters in bus fares: Police to passengers

Following the surge in number of people leaving Kathmandu Valley, Nepal Police have requested the passengers to inform them if they were demanded more bus fares than the normal rates.

The police have set up check-points in various places along the highways to make cross-checks with passengers. The police warned of stern actions to transporters if they defy the directive.

People still being trapped in 19 places in capital: NA
Many people have still been trapped at 19 different places in the capital. The rescue team has not yet been able to retrieve the victims.

According to Nepal Army, people have been trapped in various places including Kapan, Thamel, Balaju Nepaltar, Sundarijal, Gongabu Ganesthan area, Sitapaila area, Maharajgunj (Greenland Hotel), Balaju (Nabil Bank), Dallu area, Bhotahiti, Asan, Ganesthan area, Bhotahiti area, Indrachowk, Kasthamandap, Harisiddhi, Baluwatar , Dhobighat, Basundhara area (Shree Hotel), Dhapasi, (Namuna Hotel), Nepaltar area in Balaju, Shobha Bhagawati area.

Even though the rescue work has not yet started, Nepal Army personnel have been stationed in these areas. The NA personnel have been deployed to the sites upon the information of the locals.

Source: Myrepublica