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Three more rescued, toll crosses 7,200 in Nepal

An aerial view taken from an Indian Air Force helicopter of the devastation in Barpak area of Nepal as seen on Sunday.

An aerial view taken from an Indian Air Force helicopter of the devastation in Barpak area of Nepal as seen on Sunday.

Lifting the gloom on a day marred by more aftershocks that kept people in Nepal on edge and a rising death toll that topped the 7,200-mark, rescuers on Sunday pulled out three more survivors from under the debris of their homes who were miraculously alive eight days after the quake.

Fresh aftershocks, including one measuring 4.3 magnitude, sent a new wave of panic among people in various parts of the country, most of whom have been staying in the open battling bad weather and scarce food and water supplies following the country’s worst earthquake in 80 years.

At least 7,250 people have been confirmed dead from the April 25 quake while the number of injured rose to 14,267. .

“The aftershocks have not receded, and we expect the final casualty numbers to climb much higher,” said Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat.


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