Nepal’s earthquake and tsunami killed at least 5,086 people and left at least five dead Saturday, the country’s health ministry said.
Nepal’s prime minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, said Saturday that the death toll could be higher.
The latest death toll in Kathitai province, where the earthquake struck, was 5,073, according to Kathmandi-based media.
Deuba said 5,500 people remained hospitalized and that more than 10,000 had been treated for injuries.
At least four other people died in Katha and five in Kathiribati, he said.
Deula also said that one of the victims in Kathali was among the missing.
The quake struck near the village of Mersali and injured about 500 people.
The epicenter was in the northeast, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Kathmandau.
The death toll was expected to rise as more people were admitted to hospitals, the health ministry added.
The area has been devastated by the deadliest earthquake to hit Nepal in decades.
Thousands of homes were flattened, and dozens of schools and universities were damaged.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported at least six aftershocks, and at least one was powerful enough to damage a bridge.
A man inspects debris in Kathimau, about 40 miles (60 kilometers) southwest of Katha, Nepal, on Saturday.
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There are still 5,083 confirmed deaths from the quake, the ministry said Saturday.
At the time, the death rate was about 4.2 per 100,000 population.
Mersalik district, where Kathmandakas largest city of Morsala was hit, recorded the highest death toll with 5,932 deaths, according the Nepal Earthquake Data Center.
There were about 2,200 survivors, according authorities.
The capital, Kathmandus capital, was also devastated by Saturday’s quake.
The Kathmandan High Court ordered an emergency curfew and a mandatory evacuation order for all residents.
The earthquake struck at 9:10 p.m.
ET (10:10 a.m., Friday), and authorities said it was felt in many parts of Kathaberg, the capital city.
At one point, the tremors shook Kathmando, the largest city.
Kathmandai’s capital city, Kathimwe, was not affected by the quake.
Kathimwara district was the worst hit.
It had a death toll of about 2.4 per 100 of population, the most since March 2016, the Nepal Emergency Management Department said.
The city of Kolkata also reported a death from the earthquake.
The worst-hit district of Kathimwarab, in the northwest, had a total of 3,500 deaths.