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Nepalese quake death toll rises to 5,489: official

Nepalese residents mourn the death of a relative at a mass cremation at Pashupatinath in the capital Kathmandu on April 26, 2015, following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake the day before (AFP Photo/Prakash Mathema)

Nepalese residents mourn the death of a relative at a mass cremation at Pashupatinath in the capital Kathmandu on April 26, 2015, following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake the day before (AFP Photo/Prakash Mathema)

The death toll in Nepal from a massive weekend earthquake has risen to nearly 5,500, according to a new tally by disaster management officials.

Kathmandu (AFP)

A total of 5,489 people are now known to have died in the 7.8-magnitude quake, according to an update from the National Emergency Operation Centre, while more than 100 others were killed in neighbouring India and China.

© 2015 AFP

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