With the earthquake death toll currently at 4,352 and one that is constantly being updated to reveal an increasing number of fatalities, the prime minister of Nepal fears that by the time government agencies and rescue teams will get to all the villages in the countryside and collect the information, the toll can double to even 10,000.
“The death toll could go up to 10,000 because information from remote villages hit by the earthquake is yet to come in,” Prime Minister Sushil Kumar Koirala said on April 28.
The Nepal government has been asking for more global aid.
“The government is doing all it can for rescue and relief on a war footing,” Mr Koirala assured the people in an interview to Reuters.
Almost 90% of Nepal’s 100,000 troops have been committed to rescue and relief operations along with nearly 125,000 lakh ex-servicemen from the Gorkha regiments of the Indian Army, a step that Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh, from the Gurkha Rifles regiment and the Honorary Chief of the Nepalese Army, would approve.
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