Nepal quake death toll reaches 758 - home ministry

Nepal quake death toll reaches 758 - home ministry
An Indian security personnel stands near a collapsed house after an earthquake in Siliguri, India, April 25, 2015.

KATHMANDU – The death toll in the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has risen to 758, a home ministry official said, of which 467 were in the Kathmandu Valley that is the most heavily populated part of the Himalayan country.

Earlier, a home ministry official said that 181 people had died in the capital Kathmandu in the quake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale.

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