The death toll from the violent and devastating earthquake in Nepal last month has increased to 8,413 victims. On Thursday, the Nepalese Red Cross confirmed this number. As well, the Red Cross reported the numbers for all of those requiring medical care. The 7.9 magnitude Nepal earthquake injured 17,576 Nepalese residents and 260 are still missing.
The recent earthquake that hit Nepal was the worst since 1934. On Saturday, April 25, 2015, at approximately 6:11 a.m. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 7.9 magnitude earthquake around 34 kilometers east southeast of Lamjung, Nepal, near Bharatpur. Earlier that week, the town of Bharatpur was rocked by a 5.0 magnitude quake.
There have also been two earthquakes as of Thursday. The area has been shaken over 70 times in the past month.
The victims of the Nepal earthquake have been receiving aid from the Red Cross for over a week. Some of the aftershock quakes have hindered some efforts, but aid is still being delivered.
By Alex Lemieux
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