Tamil Diplomat

Nepal quake: ‘No chance’ to find more survivors, as death toll rises

Nepal’s authorities have ruled out the possibility of finding more survivors of last Saturday’s earthquake, as the death toll has risen to 6,621. “We are trying our best in rescue and relief work but now I don’t think that there is any possibility of survivors under the rubble,” Home Ministry spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal told AFP.

Nepal said 14,021 people were injured in the 7.9 magnitude quake. The fate of thousands of people in remote areas remains unknown. On Friday, the EU envoy to Nepal, Rensje Teerink, said the authorities did not know the whereabouts of some 1,000 EU citizens.