Death toll rises to 4,310, close to 8,000 injured, says official

KATHMANDU (AFP) - The death toll from a devastating earthquake in Nepal has risen to 4,310, the Home Ministry said on Tuesday.

A further 7,953 people are now known to have been injured in Saturday's quake, said ministry spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal.

Officials had previously put the death toll at 4,010, while nearly 100 people have also been killed in neighbouring countries.