Where Are The Nepal Earthquake Victims From? Thousands Have Been Reported Dead Across The South Asian Region
The devastating 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck near Nepal's capital Kathmandu Saturday has left more 1,000 people dead across the South Asian region, with hundreds injured or missing, according to NPR. Though officials continue to work to find survivors trapped under debris and rubble, the death toll is expected to increase and could rise dramatically. The earthquake is the worst to hit Nepal since 1934, but no matter where the Nepal earthquake victims are from, the world is banding together to help. (Update: The death toll has now risen to over 3,800, and more than 6,000 people are thought to be injured.)
The majority of deaths took place in Nepal, though casualty numbers have been varied as authorities continue to search for survivors. As of Saturday evening, authorities in Nepal put the death toll at 1,130, according to NPR. BBC reported a Nepalese national police spokesman said 570 people were killed in the Kathmandu valley. He also said at least 1,700 were injured. But those numbers could dramatically increase, as the massive earthquake and several aftershocks left homes, buildings, and ancient temples in ruins. Nepal's capital city has a population of 1 million people.
At least eight people on Mt. Everest were reported dead, and dozens more could be trapped by an avalanche that was triggered by the massive quake. Mt. Everest is a major tourist draw for Nepal, bringing nationals from countries across the world every year. So far, there has been little information disclosed about these victims.
Tremors were also felt in neighboring countries. In nearby India, at least 35 people were killed, according to officials. One death has also been reported in Bangladesh, BBC said. In Tibet, the earthquake caused buildings to collapse and roads to crack. At least 12 people were killed there, according to CNN, which cited reports from China's state media. Chinese media also reported that four Chinese nationals were killed in Nepal — two workers with a company, a mountaineer, and a tourist.
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