21 Sep '11, 11am

Himalayan weekend earthquake death toll nears 100

Himalayan weekend earthquake death toll nears 100

The death toll from the weekend earthquake in the Himalayas neared 100 on Wednesday as rescue workers struggled to reach remote villages and helicopters airlifted the injured and stranded. -- PHOTO: AP MANGAN, India (AFP) - The death toll from the weekend earthquake in the Himalayas neared 100 on Wednesday as rescue workers struggled to reach remote villages and helicopters airlifted the injured and stranded. Sunday's 6.9-magnitude quake struck the border of India's north-eastern state of Sikkim and Nepal, bringing destruction to towns and villages on both sides as well as in southern Tibet. From a helipad in Mangan in northern Sikkim, military and private helicopters flew regular sorties, taking food and medical supplies to outlying villages and bringing back injured survivors and a number of foreign tourists. In the state capital Gangtok, around 70km south-east of the ep...

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