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LIVE Nepal Earthquake Update: Death Toll Crosses 5000, Over 5600 Indians Evacuated

April 28, 2015 6:55 PM |

7.3 Magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal today: CLICK HERE for updates

Nepal earthquake emergency numbers: Police range (Kathmandu) 4261 945, 4261 790

Helpline numbers to contact Indian Embassy in Nepal's Kathmandu are: 00977-9851107021; 00977-9851135141

Updated on April 28, 6:50 pm (IST):  The death toll in Nepal has now crossed 5,000. The Nepal Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala has said that the number could reach 10,000. According to the country's Emergency Operation Centre, over 10,000 people have been injured due to the massive earthquake.

Updated on April 28, 11:15 am (IST): The death toll has now climbed to 4310 and is expected to rise even further as rescue operations look for more bodies under collapsed buildings. Remote villages near the epicentre of the earthquake are still waiting for help. Roads have been blocked by mud and boulders and rescue teams are yet to reach these areas. The Nepal Army along with the Indian Air Force is working hard to speed up the operation. Fresh aftershocks continue to cause panic among the people of Nepal.

Updated on April 27, 03.15 pm (IST): The death toll in Nepal has reached 3,617. Also, more than 6,800 people have been injured so far. Delhi Sikh committees to send 25,000 food packets to Kathmandu every day. Currently, 14 Indian Air Force planes are working on evacuation in Nepal. An unmanned aerial vehicle is on its way to Nepal to provide assistance in the Nepal Quake Relief.

Updated on April 27, 12:30 pm (IST): As rescuers search for survivors under collapsed buildings, the death toll in Nepal has crossed 3300 and is expected to rise even further. Also, rain has hampered rescue operations in the affected areas.

Updated on April 27, 7:15 am (IST): Around 100 Indian nationals who were stranded in Nepal, arrive in Delhi by a commercial flight

Top News: Fresh tremor of magnitude 5.1 felt in Nepal and India, people rush out of their homes.

Updated on April 26, 11:29 pm (IST):

Updated on April 26, 11:20 pm (IST): IAF IL-76 arrives in Delhi carrying 226 Indians evacuated from Nepal.

Updated on April 26, 11:15 pm (IST): Another batch of 113 Indians evacuated from Nepal arrive in Delhi by IAF C-17 Globemaster.

Updated on April 26, 10:20 pm (IST): Fresh tremor of magnitude 5.1 felt in Nepal and India, people rush out of their homes.

  Why is Nepal prone to dangerous earthquakes?   Updated on April 26, 9:50 pm (IST): IAF IL-76 arrives in Delhi carrying 226 Indians evacuated from Nepal #NepalEarthquake

Updated on April 26, 9:30 pm (IST): Aftershocks jolt many states, Indian toll 62.

Updated on April 26, 7:40 pm (IST):

Updated on April 26, 7:35 pm (IST): Kathmandu airport closed due to heavy rain and thunderstorm.

Updated on April 26, 7:10 pm (IST): India deploys 35 buses to move its stranded nationals out of Nepal via two road routes— through Sunauli in UP and Raxaul in Bihar -PTI. Updated on April 26, 7:00 pm (IST): 22 climbers dead, 217 missing in quake-triggered avalanche on Mt Everest.

Updated on April 26, 5:20 pm (IST):

Updated on April 26, 5:15 pm (IST): Heavy rains in the region over the next 24 hours may hamper search and rescue operations.

Updated on April 26, 5:10 pm (IST): C-17 carrying more than 200 passengers lands at Palam in New Delhi.

Updated on April 26, 4:50 pm (IST): 171 people rescued in 21 sorties, says MoD

Updated on April 26, 4:45 pm (IST): IAF C-17 scheduled to land at 4.45 pm at Palam in New Delhi. 285 passengers aboard the aircraft.

Updated on April 26, 4:40 pm (IST):Death toll rises to 2263 as search and rescue operations continue. Several hundreds feared buried.

Updated on April 26, 4:30 pm (IST): Rescue operations in full swing in all 29 districts. Tribhuvan airport in #Kathmandu opens up, domestic and international flights now operating.

Updated on April 26, 3:20 pm (IST): Death toll crosses 2200, hundreds feared buried. Over 5000 injured as relief and rescue operations continue amidst tremors.

Updated on April 26, 2:45 pm (IST): 58 deaths in India till now, 45 in Bihar alone. Bihar government orders all government and non- government schools to be shut tomorrow and the day after.


Updated on April 26, 2:10 pm (IST): Kathmandu airport shuts down following fresh 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal . Air relief operations to Kathmandu kept on hold till 4 pm due to fresh tremors in Nepal: Defence Ministry -PTI

Updated on April 26, 1:25 pm (IST): Yet another 5.0-magnitude quake hits #Nepal, about 29km south-south-west of Kodari. Mount Everest climbers report new avalanches.

Updated on April 26, 1:20 pm (IST): Delhi and Kolkata Metro service stopped for a few minutes after fresh tremors as a 6.7 magnitude quake hit Nepal

Updated on April 26, 1:10 pm (IST):

Updated on April 26, 12:50 pm (IST): Earthquake of magnitude 6.7 strikes east of Kathmandu, tremors felt in Delhi NCR.

Updated on April 26, 12:45 pm (IST): Death toll rises to 2000 in Nepal as rescue and relief efforts continue in full swing.

Updated on April 26, 12:45pm (IST): Aftershocks again in New Delhi. Tremors felt in Allahabad,Lucknow, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Siliguri too.

Updated on April 26, 11:40am (IST): Scattered to light expected over Nepal on Sunday. However, it will not hamper the rescue operations.

Updated on April 26, 10:25am (IST):

Updated on April 26, 10:15am (IST): Fourth IAF plane brings back 237 more Indians, provided stay at Andhra Pradesh Bhawan.

Updated on April 26, 10:10am (IST): As per official figures,1800 are dead and more than 5000 are injured: Deep Upadhyay, Nepal Ambassador to India #NepalEarthquake.

Updated on April 26, 9:40am (IST): Seventeen bodies have been recovered at the base camp on Mount Everest where hundreds of climbers are stranded after an earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on the world's highest peak, a mountaineering official said.

Updated on April 26, 9:30am (IST):

Updated on April 26, 9:00am (IST): Indian nationals evacuated from Nepal by IAF, provided stay at Karnataka Bhawan.

Updated on April 26, 8:30am (IST): A 62-member search and rescue team has left for Nepal to carry out humanitarian rescue there.

Updated on April 26, 8:00am (IST): More than 1,800 people killed in Nepal, at least 51 were killed in India, 17 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Updated on April 26, 12:45pm (IST): One C-17 Globemaster lands at Palam airport with 103 Indians rescued from Nepal.


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