8 Million Affected by Nepal Earthquake

World | April 28, 2015, Tuesday // 08:54
Bulgaria: 8 Million Affected by Nepal Earthquake A picture made available on 28 April 2015 shows people walking past the debris of the collapsed Patan Royal Palace in Kathmandu, Nepal, 27 April 2015, amid continuing aftershocks following the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April. Photo

The deadly earthquake in Nepal has affected around 8 million people across 39 of the country's 75 districts, according to estimates of the United Nations.

According to the UN, 1.4 million are in need of food aid after the massive earthquake on Saturday.

The death toll of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck central Nepal on April 25 rose to over 4300, with around 8000 injured, according to reports of government officials, as cited by the BBC News.

18 people were killed and more than 60 injured on Mount Everest, where the earthquake triggered an avalanche.

Nepal's government declared three days of mourning Tuesday for the victims of the massive earthquake.

Rescue efforts continue.

A number of countries and organizations are sending aid and rescue teams.

The earthquake and its aftershocks caused extensive damage to buildings and wrecked historic landmarks.

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