The toll from the earthquake in Nepal has reached 879, including 524 from the Kathmandu Valley, police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam told AFP.

People survey a site damaged by an earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. (Reuters / Navesh Chitrakar)
People survey a site damaged by an earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. (Reuters / Navesh Chitrakar)

“Rescue efforts are still underway. We fear that the toll might rise as we dig through the rubble,” he added.

Several hundred people have been killed after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and India with the most severe damage seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu.

The quake caused an avalanche on Mount Everest.