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Death Toll From Nepal Quake Climbs Past 7,000

Some 14,123 people were injured in the April 25 quake. Of them, 6,512 are being treated in hospitals.

This picture taken on May 2, 2015, shows Nepalese soldiers clearing rubble of buildings at the damaged Swayambhunath temple in Kathmandu, following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation on April 25. (Image source: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

PAUWATHOK, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say the death toll from last weekend's massive earthquake has climbed past 7,000.

This picture taken on May 2, 2015, shows Nepalese soldiers clearing rubble of buildings at the damaged Swayambhunath temple in Kathmandu, following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation on April 25. (Image source: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

National police officer Babu Kanji Giri said Sunday that the death toll had reached 7,040 as more bodies are found in the debris.

Some 14,123 people were injured in the April 25 quake. Of them, 6,512 are being treated in hospitals.

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