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Death toll in Nepal’s earthquake may reach 10,000 — prime minister

April 28, 2015, 9:41 UTC+3

Nepal's prime minister said the death toll in Nepal’s earthquake may reach 10,000

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NEW DELHI, April 28. /TASS/. Seismologists have registered 67 aftershocks after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the Indian Meteorological Department told TASS on Saturday.

The magnitude of aftershocks varied from 3.2 to 6.9, most of them were felt on the territory of India, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The last aftershock of 4.5 magnitude occurred at 04.50am local time today, on April 28. Its epicenter was located at 50 kilometers to the north of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.

The devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday. At least 50 aftershocks were registered after it, with the strongest one measuring up to 6.6. According to the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), at least 6.6 million citizens have been affected by the disaster.

According to the latest data, the death toll of the disaster has reached 4,347 people, while 8,154 others were injured. Kathmandu suffered the most from the earthquake, the death toll in Nepal’s capital stands at 1,039 people. The death toll in Nepal’s earthquake may reach 10,000, the country's prime minister said Tuesday.

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