Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS): The toll in the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal has risen to 6,166, the Nepalese home ministry said on Friday. According to Nepal Police, the total number of injured is over 10,000, Kantipur News reported. As many as 12,064 houses have been reported destroyed.
“This is just the preliminary data. We are still in the process of assessing the loss,” Deputy Inspector General of Police Kamal Singh Bam was quoted as saying. As many as 117 foreign and Nepali nationals were airlifted to Kathmandu on Thursday from different parts of the country, including Tatopani, Chautara, Lukla, Rumjhatar, Dolakha and Langtang.
The Nepal Army said it has so far treated 748 injured people among which 326 have been discharged. The army brought 248 injured people from various parts of the country to the capital for treatment on Thursday. Around 20 helicopters are involved in the ongoing search, rescue and relief operation.
The army teams distributed 11,250 kg relief materials in districts, including at Solukhumbu, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Dhadging. Rescue and medical teams from countries like Jordan, China, Italy, France, Indonesia, Singapore have also arrived in Kathmandu to lend their assistance at the disaster-affected regions.