Death toll rises to 2,000 in Nepal

ISLAMABAD: Death toll in the severe earthquake in Nepal has risen to about 2,000 while around 5,000 others are injured. According to media reports on Sunday, rescue efforts have been intensified after the appeal of the Nepalese authorities to international community for help to cope with the aftermath of the devastating quake.

Officials fear that death toll could rise as the desperate search for survivors continues. Medics are expecting a fresh inflow of patients as supplies run low. The earthquake also killed 44 people in India, 17 in Tibet and 02 in Bangladesh.

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