21 Sep '11, 5am

Death toll in India-Nepal quake rises to 98

Death toll in India-Nepal quake rises to 98

NEW DELHI - The death toll from a 6.9-magnitude quake that hit the India-Nepal border has risen to 98, officials said Wednesday, warning that more bodies were likely to be found in the coming days. At least 65 people were killed in India's northeastern state of Sikkim in Sunday's quake, state official Sonam Lepcha told AFP in Gangtok, where fatalities were being brought in from outlying areas. "Bodies are being airlifted by various agencies and are being brought to the various district hospitals," she said. "We fear that more lives have been lost but it is very difficult to give an exact count." Police said 18 people were killed elsewhere in India, while eight people died in Nepal, and China's official Xinhua news agency reported seven dead in southern Tibet. Tremors were felt more than 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) away in New Delhi to the west, and in Bangladesh to the so...

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