Nepal earthquake: Thousands still missing

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Kathmandu, May 2: Thousands of people in earthquake hit Nepal were still missing. The country was ravaged by a powerful earthquake on April 25.

A temblor measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale had jolted Nepal on April 25, killing over 6,500 people, causing widespread destruction and destroying nearly 150,000 houses. The death toll is likely to rise further.

Bodies are still being pulled from the debris of ruined buildings, while rescue workers have not been able to reach some remote areas of the Himalayan nation, news agency Reuters reported.

The government put the number of injured at more than 14,350.

To avoid spread of disease, many unclaimed bodies were being quickly cremated in capital Kathmandu.

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The number of Indians who died in the earthquake are 48 with ten reported injured brought to various hospitals, according to information released by Nepal's Home Ministry on Saturday.

Aid and assistance in both cash and kind is pouring in but due to the difficult geographical terrain, it has been a challenge to carry out rescue and distribution of relief materials.

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