Deadly earthquake: Death toll crosses 2500

- Ekantipur Report, KATHMANDU
Deadly earthquake: Death toll crosses 2500

Apr 26, 2015-

The death toll from Saturday's deadly 7.9 magnitude quake that struck with its epicenter at Gorkha district has reached more than 2500 as of Sunday evening.

According to information provided by Nepal Police at 6 pm today, 777 have lost their lives in Kathmandu alone. Likewise, 224 in Bhaktapur and 151 in Lalitpur died in the catastrophe.

The Central region is the worst hit with 1,017 deaths followed by Western Region with 209. Fifty lives were lost in Eastern region while two deaths have been reported in Mid Western. No quake-related deaths have been reported in Far Western region.

The worst hit regions after Kathmandu Valley include Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa, Dolakha, Dhading, Gorkha, among other districts where hundreds lost their lives in the tremor.

In Kathmandu, old settlement areas such as Basantapur, Thamel, Nardevi, and Jhochhen have suffered major damages. Historical monuments such as Dharhara, Basantapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square have also been completely destroyed.

Government declared national crisis in the wake of disaster and established a fund of Rs. 500 million for the reconstruction of the damaged infrastructures across the country.

Published: 26-04-2015 14:28

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