More Than 5000 Die in Nepal Earthquake

A relative holds an old photograph of family members while aid workers search for survivors in the rubble after Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

A relative holds an old photograph of family members while aid workers search for survivors in the rubble after Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)


(AP and NewsPop) ā€” Officials in Nepal now say over 5000 people have died as a result of Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake there that turned villages into enormous piles of bricks and mud, caused an avalanche on Mount Everest and crumbled historic landmarks.

More than 10,000 people were injured and 7400 of them are still in hospitals.

Across central Nepal, including the capital of Kathmandu, hundreds of thousands of people are living in the open without clean water or sanitation. It rained heavily in the city Tuesday, forcing people to find shelter wherever they could.

Aid workers from around the world are making their way to Nepal to help treat the injured and search for survivors.

You can read more about the quake and devastation it has caused on our partner site, National Geographic.

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