Nepal Death Toll Passes 7,000

    A member of the Armed Police force helps a boy to board a helicopter to Kathmandu after last week's earthquake at Sindhupalchok District, Nepal May 3, 2015.

    Navesh Chitrakar

    More than a quarter of Nepal’s 28 million people have been affected by last week’s 7.9-magnitude earthquake. The latest death toll released by the government is 7,040 dead. There have been roughly 70 aftershocks which have kept the country’s population on edge, and the UN is now issuing warnings about the spread of disease. In addition, humanitarian groups are having trouble reaching isolated villages.

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