Nepal needs aid desperately as death toll exceeds 4300
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 16:44
A Nepal police official said at least 4,352 bodies have so far been recovered after last week's massive earthquake that struck just outside of capital Kathmandu
At least 7,180 people were injured in the quake, police said. Tens of thousands are estimated to be left homeless.
Rescue workers and medical teams from at least a dozen countries were helping police and army troops in Kathmandu and surrounding areas, said Major General Binod Basnyat, a Nepal army spokesman. Contributions came from large countries like India and China — but also from Nepal's tiny Himalayan neighbour, Bhutan, which dispatched a medical team. Sri Lanka also sent a medical team and Rs 25 million worth medical supplies to Nepal.
Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department said at least four Americans have died in Nepal's earthquake. A spokesman for the department said all the U.S. citizens were killed at the Mount Everest base camp. Many more foreign nationals are reported to have died in the earthquake