Death toll in Nepal quake climbs past 7,000

A Nepalese woman carries a basket and walks past a damaged house in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 2, 2015. The U.N. said the quake affected 8.1 million people, more than a fourth of Nepal's population of 27.8 million, and that more than 1.4 million needed food assistance. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
A Nepalese woman carries a basket and walks past a damaged house in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 2, 2015. The U.N. said the quake affected 8.1 million people, more than a fourth of Nepal's population of 27.8 million, and that more than 1.4 million needed food assistance. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

PAUWATHOK, Nepal (AP) – Police in Nepal say the death toll from last weekend’s massive earthquake has climbed past 7,000.

National police officer Babu Kanji Giri said Sunday that the death toll had reached 7,040 as more bodies are found in the debris.

Some 14,123 people were injured in the April 25 quake. Of them, 6,512 are being treated in hospitals.

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake spread horror from Kathmandu to small villages and to the slopes of Mount Everest, triggering an avalanche that buried part of the base camp packed with foreign climbers preparing to make their summit attempts.

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