Deaths cross 6,000 on sixth day of quake

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Deaths cross 6,000 on sixth day of quake

Apr 30, 2015-

The number of people who perished in Saturday’s Great Quake has reached 6,166. As of late Thursday night, 5,985 bodies were recovered from different parts of the country while the number of injured stands at around 10,000.

The highest number of deaths has been reported in central region: 4,122 so far, including 1,130 in Kathmandu, 266 in Bhaktapur and 171 in Lalitpur. At least 415 bodies have been recovered from various districts in western region, 60 in eastern region and two in mid-western region.

According to Nepal Police, 12,064 houses have been reported destroyed and 29,454 houses damaged till date.

“This is just the preliminary data. We are still in the process of assessing the loss,” said Deputy Inspector General of Police Kamal Singh Bam, spokesperson of Nepal Police.

He said they have asked each police circle to conduct survey in the community to figure out the loss of property. He added that they will scale up the area of assessment once they complete the search and rescue operation.

As many as 117 foreign and Nepali nationals were airlifted to the Capital on Thursday from different parts of the country, including Tatopani, Chautara, Lukla, Rumjhatar, Dolakha and Langtang, on Thursday.  

Police also booked 58 drivers for charging high fare to the passengers.

Similarly, the Nepal Army (NA) said that it has so far treated 748 injured people among which 326 have been discharged. The NA 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, with 27 countries involved in the task.

The NA teams distributed 11,250 kg relief materials in districts like Solukhumbu, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok, Dhadging on Thursday.

Meanwhile, rescue and medical teams from countries like Jordan, China, Italy, France, Indonesia, Singapore have arrived in Kathmandu to lend their assistance at the disaster-affected regions.

Published: 01-05-2015 09:05

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