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Nepal death toll rises to 8,413

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Kathmandu, May 7:

The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal has risen to 8,413, the Nepal Red Cross Society said on Thursday.

pic: www.eqclearinghouse.org
pic: www.eqclearinghouse.org

A Red Cross report put the number of injured at 17,576, adding 260 people were still missing following the 7.9 magnitude quake.

The temblor, the worst to hit Nepal after 1934, has also caused widespread destruction in the Himalayan nation.

A home ministry statement earlier in the day had put the number of injured in the April 25 quake at 16,432.

The temblor measured 7.9 on the Richter scale and was the worst to hit Nepal after 1934. (IANS)