LIVE: Nepal earthquake toll rises to 4310
Relatives of earthquake victims grieve during the cremation of bodies at Pashupatinath Temple Ghat in Kathmandu on Monday. (Source: IE photo by Vishal Srivastav)
Here are the LIVE updates:
8:21 am: Tibet quake toll rises to 25; 117 injured.
8:19 am: The quake that flattened homes and buildings and the subsequent powerful aftershocks forced people out to live in
the open under plastic tents barely shielding them from cold and rains.
8:10 am: More than 48 hours after the 7.9 magnitude temblor shook the Himalayan nation, injuring more than 8,000 people and leaving thousands more homeless, multi-nation rescue teams, including from India, carried out relief works.
8:00 am: Death toll in Nepal earthquake rises to 4310 killed.
Bruised and scarred by back-to-back temblors over the weekend, Kathmandu now refuses to go indoors. Every open space in the city has been taken over, people rigging tents with plastic sheets, bedsheets, canvas to crawl in and spend the night. READ: Tears after shock: Fearful Kathmandu stays outdoors in the rain and cold
At Kathmandu’s 5th century Pashupatinath Temple, the bodies have been arriving for cremation since Saturday, when the first earthquake struck. READ: Nepal Earthquake: 1,200 bodies in three days, Pashupatinath pyres keep burning
For the last 36 hours, assistant commandant Raj Kamal and his team of 45 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have been trying to retrieve bodies from a six-storey building which collapsed in the earthquake, at the Shobha Bhagwati bridge in Kathmandu on Saturday. READ: NDRF teams search for life, find the dead
Toll from the Nepal earthquake is past 4,000. Over the last 114 years, 48 quakes have killed 5,000 people or more. READ: Explained: Biggest killer earthquakes, 1900-2014
Source:: Indian Express