Nepal | August 04, 2020

8,774 dead, 22,303 injured in temblors

Himalayan News Service
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KATHMANDU: The death toll of the April 25 earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks has reached 8,774 and the number of injured stands at 22,303.

The death toll in Kathmandu Valley was 1,732, in the eastern region it was 58, in the central region (excluding Kathmandu Valley) it was 6,521, the western region witnessed 461 deaths and in the mid-western region two persons died.

Of the total number that died, 8,690 bodies have been handed over to the families of the deceased.

Among the injured, 4,405 are being treated in hospitals. Around 13,102 of them are from the Valley, 452 are from the eastern region, 7,470 are from the central region, 1,241 are from the western region,
36 are from the mid-western region and two are from the far-western region, according to police.

Likewise 469,539 physical structures have been completely or partially damaged, including 67,188 in the Valley, 45,930 in the eastern region, 200,862 in the central region, 145,326 in the western region, 10,085 in the mid-western region and 145 in the far-western region.

Nepal Police have been distributing relief materials such as food, tents, camps and water in quake-hit areas. The Nepal Police has dispatched more than 44,629 police personnel for debris management, demolition of damaged structures, sanitation, patrolling and search and rescue missions .

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