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Nepal Death Toll at 3726; India reports 72 Casualties

earthquake in NepalThe death toll in Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, has now gone up to 3,726. While some Nepal government officials fear that the toll could reach 10,000, local media reports hint at 5,000 deaths. Over 6,500 people have been injured, while thousands of people are still missing.

Rescue and relief operations are going on full swing in Nepal under the leadership of Indian forces and administration. Several other countries have already extended help to the quake-ravaged country. The NDRF has achieved a major breakthrough, as they retrieved a woman alive from the debris after 50 hours.

NDRF-WomanAt least 40 Indian mountaineers remained trapped today at Everest Camp I and II, but they are said to be safe. Efforts are going on to rescue them. At least 22 foreign mountaineers were killed, while 150 are stranded elsewhere. Around 2,246 Indians have been brought back home. The government has now pressed train and bus services to rescue more people on a priority basis. Even foreigners, who want to escape to India, will be issued visa shortly.

In India, the death toll has gone up to 72. Bihar reported the maximum casualties at 56. 12 deaths were reported from Uttar Pradesh. West Bengal reported three deaths, while one person died in Rajasthan.

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