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Death toll from Nepalese earthquake exceeds 2,500

April 26, 2015, 20:10 UTC+3 NEW DELHI
A devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday
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NEW DELHI, April 26. /TASS/. Death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal has exceeded 2,500, the Kantipur newspaper said on its website on Sunday, citing police data.

The death toll in the capital city of Kathmandu nears 800.

Earlier in the day, the Nepalese police spokesman told TASS local police had information about 6,239 people hurt in the disaster.

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 Nepal on Saturday. As many as 48 aftershocks with a magnitude ranging from 3.5 to 6.9 have been registered following the eqrathquake. The latest magnitude 4.1 aftershock was registered at 18:41 local time /16:11 Moscow time/. Its epicenter was located 20 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu at a depth of ten kilometres.

Earth tremors were felt in India’s eastern and northeastern states, where 62 people were killed and more than 250 injured, in Myanmar and Bangaldesh.

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