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38 Indians among 50 foreigners killed in Nepal quake

Mangaluru: At least 38 Indians were killed and 10 injured in the devastating earthquake that jolted Nepal last week, leaving over 6,841 people dead and more than 14,000 injured till Saturday, the government said.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Nepal's home ministry said: A total of 96 foreigners affected by the temblor comprised 50 dead and 46 injured -- India (38 dead, 10 injured), China (3 dead, 9 injured) , Hong Kong (1 injured) , France (2 dead, 5 injured) , US ( 3 dead, 1 injured), Italy (5 injured) , Germany (4 injured), Netherlands (2 injured), Japan (1 dead, 2 injured), Australia (1 dead, 2 injured), Turkey (1 injured), Denmark (1 injured), Russia (1 injured), Estonia (1 dead), Sweden (1 injured), Spain (1 dead), Korea (1 injured).

The wounded Indians have been admitted in Teaching Hospital and Patan Hospital.

The deceased Indians included 12 in Hotel Budget in Thamel, four in Dharaha, an iconic tower in Kathmandu that was also devastated during the quake and one in Makwanpur district. The location of nine Indian nationals could not be ascertained.

Two Indians were killed in the Singha Durbar area, four in Kalimati, two in Bouddha, Janasewa, one each in Gaushala, Syambhu, Bhotebahal and Teku, an area of Kathmandu.

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