Nepal death toll above 8,000, urgent need for aid

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A sympathiser holds a lighted candle to a placard during a candlelight vigil marking the 13th day of the earthquake, in front of the collapsed Dharara tower in tribute to people who died during the earthquake of 25 April, in sundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal, 07 May 2015.

According to Red Cross more than 17,576 people are injured


Death toll after the catastrophic Nepal earthquake rose again as according to the Nepal Red Cross Society, more than 8,413 people were killed.

On Thursday, the UN stressed that the threat of disease is increasingly hangs over the earthquake-stricken nation as the country's water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure struggles to recover.

“We are very concerned about the increased risk of communicable diseases, including diarrhoea, in areas where hygiene and sanitation systems are disrupte...


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