Nepal earthquake toll nears 7,000

Kathmandu: The Nepalese police said on Saturday that the toll in last week's powerful earthquake has climbed to 6,841 as more reports from remote areas came in and rescue workers retrieved more bodies from the rubble.

More than 14,000 people have been reported injured, according to Xinhua news agency.

A Nepalese man cries as he walks through the earthquake debris in Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu, Nepal
A Nepalese man cries as he walks through the earthquake debris in Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu, Nepal. Pic: AP/PTI

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

Insufficient food and water as well as poor sanitation have been posing a 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 rubble continued despite dwindling hope of finding more survivors a week after the deadly 7.9-magnitude quake.

Helpline Numbers

Kathmandu
Indian embassy in Kathmandu: +977 9851107021, 9851135141
Police emergency number: 4228435/4226853
Metropolitan police range: +977 4261945/ (Kathmandu) +977 4261790
Metropolitan police range (Lalitpur): +977 5521207
Metropolitan police range (Bhaktapur): +977 6614821
Paropkar Ambulance service: +977 4260859
Lalitpur Red Cross ambulance service: +977 5545666
Bishal Bazaar Ambulance service: +977 4244121
Red Cross ambulance service: +977 4228094

India
Indian MEA 24-hr helpline numbers
+91 11 2301 2113
+91 11 2301 4104
+91 11 2301 7905

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