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Nepal’s Prime Minister : earthquake victims exceeds 5,000

Wed, 29.04.2015 15:31



Kiev/ Ukraine in Arabic/  The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal four days ago rose past 5,000 on Wednesday, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Nepal has reported, according to the BBC’s Russian Service.

On Wednesday, the government of Nepal announced three days of mourning for the victims of the quake.

The United Nations said eight million people were affected by the quake and that 1.4 million people were in need of food.

As reported earlier, a powerful earthquake rocked Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday. Its magnitude was revised down to 7.8 from an earlier estimate of 7.9.


SourceUNIAN, BBC

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