Incident Reports

UPDATE: Death toll reaches 1911


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 10

The deadly 7.9 magnitude quake on Saturday with its epicenter at the Gorkha district has killed 1911 persons until Sunday morning. A statement issued by the Home Ministry states that the quake has killed 723 persons in Kathmandu alone while 205 others, mostly women and children, in Bhaktapur and 125 in Lalitpur.

Two foreigners and two police personnel were also killed in the quake. The number of casualties may rise, says Home Ministry. Some 4,627 persons have been injured in the quake and are admitted to various hospitals for treatment. Multiple numbers of casualties have been reported in various districts. Outside the valley, the biggest number of deaths has been reported in Sindhupalchowk district where 80 people lost their lives. Likewise, the tremor has killed 70 in Rasuwa, 57 in Kavre, 40 in Gorkha, 35 in Dhading, 10 in Okhaldhunga, nine in Makwanpur, six in Sunsari, and two each in Bhojpur and Solukhumbu.

The death toll may further rise in the districts as well as rescue personnel is assessing the full scale of the damage. Historical monuments such as Dharhara and Basantapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square have been completely destroyed in the country. In the wake of the disaster, the government has declared a national crisis and established a fund of Rs. 500 million for the reconstruction of the damaged infrastructures. The shake was also felt in neighboring countries including India and Bhutan.