Nepal PM: Quake toll could reach 10,000, gov't on 'war footing'

By REUTERS
April 28, 2015 09:41

 
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KATHMANDU - The death toll in Nepal's earthquake could reach 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters on Tuesday, ordering intensified rescue efforts and appealing for foreign supplies of tents and medicines.

"The government is doing all it can for rescue and relief on a war footing," Koirala said in an interview. "It is a challenge and a very difficult hour for Nepal."

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