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Earthquake Death Toll in India goes up to 75

Nepal-QuakeNew Delhi, April 28 (IANS): The toll in India following Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal has gone up to 75 with Bihar accounting for 58 deaths, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Addressing the media here, union Home Secretary L.C. Goyal said 450 people were injured in the states affected that include Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, and Sikkim apart from Bihar.

Goyal said the affected states had not sought assistance from the central government, though the latter has “assured them of full assistance”.

The toll figure in India due to earthquake was 72 on Monday.

Saturday’s earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, and its aftershocks have left over 4,300 people dead in Nepal.

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