NEPAL, DEATH TOLL RISES TO 5,825, MORE THAN 10 THOUSAND CASUALTIES It is feared epidemics will spread now

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While the exodus of survivors leaving Kathmandu to reach the villages is continuing , operations are still underway to dig through the rubble with th hope of finding more survivors. The death toll has climbed to 5,825 and there are over 10 thousand casualties. This is the tragic entity of the earthquake that destroyed Nepal last April 25.

According to a United Nations estimate, there are about 1.4 million people who need relief-aid, particularly water, food and medicine. In more remote areas of the country there is no electricity and in many small villages there have been delays in aid because they have been isolated.

In the capital, which, due to the earthquake has been raised by about a metre, thousands of people continue sleeping in makeshift locations and makeshift camps. Most of them are people whose homes have been destroyed because of the earthquake, while the others do not feel confident yet to return sleeping in their houses because of the continuation of the earthquake swarm.

Now what is feared most is the spread of epidemics that may be caused by severe damage to the sewerage system and animal carcasses rotting in the rubble. The greatest danger could be represented by the spread of cholera.

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