Quake Death Toll may reach 10,000, says Nepal PM


Kathmandu, April 28: The earthquake death toll may reach 10,000 as more bodies are being recovered from the collapsed houses and buildings, said Prime Minister Sushil Koirala.

The rescue and evacuation operations are still continuing. The Nepal PM hailed Indian government for its quick help and support to the neighbouring nation during the crisis. He also lauded China saying their contribution could not be ignored.

India urged the citizens of Nepal not be panic during this period assuring that the neighbouring nation will help the country in bringing back normalcy.

The US also praised India for its support to Nepal. The US Ambassador to India Richard Verma admitted that India has proved its global leadership in the recent weeks first in Yemen and now in Nepal. The embassy was grateful, impressed and inspired by Modi government. The US has announced USD 9 million as financial assistance for the quake-hit country.

India has sent NDRF, Armed forces teams to the affected areas of Nepal for rescue operation. A medical team with all types of medicines has visited Nepal for help. A convoy comprising blankets, tents, and plastic sheets was sent to the country.

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