Nepal quake death toll climbs to 5,844

2015-04-30 13:14:15 GMT2015-04-30 21:14:15(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

KATHMANDU, April 30 (Xinhua)-- The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Nepal climbed to 5,844, said the country's Ministry of Home affairs in its latest update on Thursday.

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

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

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