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NEW DELHI, April 26. /TASS/. At least 2,263 people were killed in a powerful earthquake that rocked Nepal, the local police said on Sunday.
"According to our data, 5,880 people were injured," a police spokesman said.
As tremors in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu are continuing, "there is no electricity in the city. Mobile communications are available," the police spokesman said.
A devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked the South Asian country on Saturday.
The death toll in the Nepal earthquake may reach 5,000 people, the Nepalese Defense Ministry said.
The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) authority reported on Sunday that at least 6.6 million Nepalese residents had suffered from the earthquake.
The death toll from the earthquake in neighboring India has topped 50 people.