Quake toll reaches 3656 in Sindhupalchowk

Quake toll reaches 3656 in Sindhupalchowk

At least 200 bodies of people killed in the earthquake are being recovered from Sindhupalchowk district on a daily basis.

According to District Disaster Relief Committee (DDRC), the death toll has so far mounted to 3,656 in the district as of Sunday, the ninth day of the devastating quake. The number of injured and missing is still on the rise.

Authorities have still not been able to reach out to the quake victims in some of the villages of Sindhupalchowk district. It is estimated that the death toll may rise to 5000.
Currently, DDRC is busy collecting data of death toll caused by the earthquake using all the local level government mechanism, according to District Administration Office (DAO), Sindhupalchowk. Rescue teams consisting of Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and some foreign rescuers, including Norwegians, have been deployed for search and rescue operation.

Meanwhile, Police Inspector Rupak Khadka at District Police Office (DPO), Sindhupalchowk said that some 600 locals, who were in upper hills to pick yarshagumba at the time of earthquake, are still out of contact.

Source: Myrepublica