Death toll could climb to 10,000, says Nepal PM

Death toll could climb to 10,000, says Nepal PM

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The death toll in Nepal earthquake could reach 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters, ordering intensified rescue efforts and appealing for foreign supplies of tents and medicines.

“The government is doing all it can for rescue and relief on a war footing,” Koirala said in an interview. “It is a challenge and a very difficult hour for Nepal,” Reuters reported.

The current death toll stands at 4,349, with more than 7,000 others injured after the 7.9 magnitude quake hit Nepal on Saturday.