Toll from Nepal quake escalates to 7,557

Kathmandu: The toll across Nepal from the devastating April 25 earthquake has risen to 7,557, according to the latest update by the country’s home ministry.

As many as 10,718 buildings were destroyed in the massive earthquake while 14,741 sustained partial damages, the ministry said today.

About 191,058 houses have been flattened and 175,162 were partially devastated.

The district worst hit in the quake is Sindhupalchowk which recorded 2,911 casualities, while Kathmandu witnessed 1,202 and Nuwakot 904, the ministry added.