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