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Nearly 5,600 people die in Nepal earthquake: UN agency

2015-05-01 08:55:50       source:Xinhua News Agency

May 1, 2015

"The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Thursday that the death toll of Nepal earthquake stands at nearly 5,600 people, according to a spokesman for UN Secretary General.

The OCHA cited Nepal government sources saying that more than 11,100 people have been injured, deputy UN spokesman Farhan Haq said at a daily news briefing here.

More than 130,000 houses have reportedly been destroyed and nearly 86,000 partially damaged. Some 24,000 people are currently living in 13 camps across Kathmandu, Haq said."

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