Earthquake Toll In India Goes Up To 75

28/04/2015 8:11 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Lunch delivery men or 'Dabbawala' light candles on a tiffin box for the victims of Nepal's earthquake, outside a railway station in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 27, 2015. A strong magnitude earthquake hit the capital, Kathmandu, on Saturday devastating the region and leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets. The earthquake was the worst to hit the South Asian nation in more than 80 years. It and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

New Delhi - The death toll in India following Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal has gone up to 75, with Bihar accounting for 58 deaths, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Addressing the media here, union Home Secretary L.C. Goyal said 450 people were injured in the states affected that include Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar and Sikkim.

Goyal said the affected states had not sought assistance from the central government, though the latter has "assured them of full assistance".

The toll figure in India due to earthquake was 72 on Monday.

Saturday's earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, and its aftershocks have left over 4,300 people dead in Nepal.

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