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Nepal quake toll rises to 5,489

Nepal quake toll rises to 5,489

Kathmandu: The toll in the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal has risen to 5,489, the Nepalese home ministry said on Thursday.

As many as 10,965 people were injured.

According to the National Emergency Operation Centre, Sindhupalchowk is the worst-hit district with 1,587 deaths, Xinhua news agency reported.

Some 134,864 houses were destroyed and 92,971 were damaged, the ministry said.

Rescue teams from India, Sri Lanka, China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, France, Israel, Malaysia and Japan have been deployed in various places of the Kathmandu Valley.

A rescue team from Britain has been deployed in Sindhupalchowk district, while nine foreign medical teams are working in various affected areas.

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