Nepalese police said the death toll from last week’s powerful earthquake has climbed to 6,841 as more reports from remote areas and rescue workers retrieved more bodies from the rubbles.

wpid-25nepal-everest-s3281296b.jpgMore than 14,000 people have been reported injured.

Severely-hit regions including Gorkha have been expecting for more aid.

Rescue missions failed to reach such remote areas as Gorkha due to road traffic obstructions.

Insufficient food and water supply as well as poor sanitation have been posing threat to thousands living in makeshift tents.

Some residents in Kathmandu have moved back to their damaged houses as efforts to retrieve bodies from the rubbles continued despite dwindling hope to find more survivors a week after the deadly 7.9-magnitude quake.


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BEIJING, May 2 (Xinhua) — The international community has sent more aid to earthquake-hit Nepal, where millions of people are in desperate need of disaster relief as rescue and relief efforts continue into the 7th day in the Himalayan country.

Nepal President expresses gratitude for China’s quake relief work

KATHMANDU, May 1 (Xinhua) — Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav has expressed gratitude to the Chinese government and people for supporting his country after a powerful earthquake hit the Himalayan country.

Death toll reaches 6,624 in Nepal earthquake

KATHMANDU, May 2 (Xinhua) — The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Nepal climbed to 6,624 and a total of 14,025 others were injured, the police said on Saturday.

Xinhua Insight: Quake aid shows China’s growing global role

BEIJING, May 1 (Xinhua) — The Chinese people know the destruction and sorrow natural disasters bring, with the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake lingering painfully in the memories of many.

Source: Xinhua


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