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Nepalese Earthquake Death Toll Tops 4,100 - TV

© Sputnik / Olga Dadykina Massive Nepal Earthquake
Massive Nepal Earthquake - Sputnik International
The death toll from the earthquake in Nepal has increased to more than 4,100 people, DPA news agency reported Monday citing the country's Interior Ministry.

Earlier in the day Nepal 1 reported 3,700 dead and thousands of others injured in the 7.9-magnitude quake that occurred on Saturday.

The 7.8 magnitude quake occurred Saturday morning around 51 miles northwest of Kathmandu, causing extreme massive damage in the region. The disaster triggered avalanches on Mount Everest, as well as tremors and resulted in casualties in neighbouring areas of India, Bangladesh and China. More than 6.6 million people reside in areas affected by the earthquake, according to the United Nations.

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Among victims of the disaster are tourists from the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada and India.

Several countries have offered assistance to Nepal following the natural disaster. India already sent several rescue teams to the affected region. The Russian emergencies ministry stated earlier Sunday that it would send teams of rescuers, doctors and psychologists to the earthquake-stricken country.

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