Tibet quake toll rises to 26 dead, 800 injured

May 5, 2015 1:24 pm0 commentsViews: 350
Residents cry as they walk past damaged houses to safer areas, after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, in Kyiron. (Photo courtesy: REUTERS/Stringer)

Residents cry as they walk past damaged houses to safer areas, after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, in Kyiron. (Photo courtesy: REUTERS/Stringer)

(TibetanReview.net, May05, 2015) – One more person was reported to have died in Chinese ruled Tibet as a result of the devastating earthquake which shook Nepal on Apr 25 and affected neighbouring territories as well. Twenty-six people have now been confirmed dead and 800 injured, with three still missing, reported China’s official english.cntv.cn May 3.

In Nepal the death toll had risen to 7,557 on May 5 morning, with 14,536 injured, reported Nepal’s ekantipur.com May 5. The highest number of deaths was 2,911 in Sindhupalchowk district, following by 1,202 in capital Kathmandu. The report said 191,058 houses belonging to the common people were damaged completely while 175,162 others, accounting for 7.15 percent of the total, were partially damaged.

China’s official Xinhua news agency May 4 cited UN figures as showing 8 million Nepalese people were affected by the disaster, with at least 2 million being in need tents, water, food and medicines. The country has a population of around 28 million.

At least 14 historic buildings were destroyed or severely damaged, including 12 on the list of UNESCO World Heritage, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency May 3.

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