Death toll from Nepal earthquake has topped 8,000

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(CNN) — The death toll from Nepal’s April 25 earthquake now stands at 8,019, the country’s National Emergency Operations Center said Sunday.

Also, 17,866 people were injured and 366 are still missing, the center said.

It’s been more than two weeks since the magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal, and the death toll continues to rise.

Tremors from aftershocks were still being felt as recently as Friday, when a magnitude-4.7 temblor struck south of Kodari, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

As aid flows in from around the world, officials are trying to get a handle on the scope of the damage. At last count Thursday, the National Emergency Operations Center estimated that more than 10% of the country’s homes were destroyed (299,588) or damaged (269,107).


  • Rajip Khatri

    I am from Nepal, Now most of the people are living with fear. They think, big earthquake will come again. May i know. is it right? what is the chances to come big earthquake recently in Nepal?

    • Claire Hartfield

      Namaste Rajip, I am in USA, how are you doing now? Many people around the world are sending help, prayers, money and supplies. We have not forgotten you! Hang in there

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