Death toll in Nepal earthquake tops 8,000

Posted at 7:16 PM, May 10, 2015
By CNN Staff


(CNN) — The death toll from Nepal’s April 25 earthquake now stands at 8,019, the country’s National Emergency Operations Center said Sunday.

Also, 17,866 people were injured and 366 are still missing, the center said.

It’s been more than two weeks since the magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal, and the death toll continues to rise.

Tremors from aftershocks were still being felt as recently as Friday, when a magnitude-4.7 temblor struck south of Kodari, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

As aid flows in from around the world, officials are trying to get a handle on the scope of the damage. At last count Thursday, the National Emergency Operations Center estimated that more than 10% of the country’s homes were destroyed (299,588) or damaged (269,107).

CNN’s Manesh Shrestha contributed to this report.

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