Nepal Earthquake 2015 Death Toll Update: More Than 7,500 Dead In Earthquake, 14,500 Injured, Government Says

Dienstag, 05.05.2015, 21:30 Uhr | Kategorie(n): Ökologie, News Allgemein

More than 7,500 people have died as a result of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the country’s government said Tuesday. The death toll could rise still higher, as thousands of people remained missing and remote villages affected by the quake were still being reached. More than 14,500 people have been injured in the disaster, which caused buildings to collapse, trapping people in the rubble.

At least 8 million people have been affected by the earthquake, and more than 2 million have been displaced, the United Nations said, as Voice of America reported. Nearly 40,000 patients had been treated in hospitals in the Kathmandu valley as of Tuesday, the World Health Organization said. Fifty-eight camps had been set up to house roughly 37,500 people who lost homes or had left them. In addition to seeing injured patients and providing supplies, aid and relief groups have also aimed at preventing outbreaks of waterborne diseases, such as cholera, by distributing clean water and water purification tablets.

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