Death toll soars to 5,489 in Nepal earthquake

2015-04-30 04:28:29 GMT2015-04-30 12:28:29(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

KATHMANDU, April 30 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Nepal climbed to 5,489 and a total of 10,965 others were injured, the Home Ministry said on Thursday.

Sindhupalchowk is the worst-hit district with 1,587 people killed after the 7.9-magnitude hit Nepal on Saturday, according to the National Emergency Operation Center under the ministry.

Some 134,864 houses were destroyed and 92,971 were damaged, said the Home Ministry.

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