Death toll in Nepal quake climbs past 7,000
PAUWATHOK, Nepal (AP) – Police in Nepal say the death toll from last weekend’s massive earthquake has climbed past 7,000.
National police officer Babu Kanji Giri said Sunday that the death toll had reached 7,040 as more bodies are found in the debris.
Some 14,123 people were injured in the April 25 quake. Of them, 6,512 are being treated in hospitals.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake spread horror from Kathmandu to small villages and to the slopes of Mount Everest, triggering an avalanche that buried part of the base camp packed with foreign climbers preparing to make their summit attempts.