Nepal earthquake death toll tops 3,000

Nepal earthquake death toll tops 3,000

As more of the damage wreaked by Nepal’s earthquake becomes clear, the death toll continues to rise.

A total of 3,218 people are now known to have died in Saturday’s disaster, with over 6,500 others injured.

Another 66 were killed across the border in India and at least



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Death toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,200

Death toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,200

The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets. Aid groups received the first word from remote mountain villages — reports that suggested many

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#NepalQuake: Death toll @ 3,218 [video]

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LATEST: More mild tremors are being reported in Nepal. The official death toll in Nepal from a massive weekend More...

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Nepal: Helicopters evacuate injured from Everest base camp

Both foreign climbers and their Nepalese guides were caught up in Saturday’s massive quake. The tremor triggered avalanches, engulfing in particular Mount Everest’s base camp.

Helicopters have now managed to ferry out some of th injured.
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Belgian climber Jelle Veyt capture

Aid Workers Struggle to Reach Remote Nepal Areas

Thousands of homes and schools were destroyed in Gorkha, Nepal near the earthquake's epicenter. Sean Casey of the International Medical Corps speaks to the WSJ's Deborah Kan from Gorkha on the difficulties of reaching victims and providing care.

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