Nepal earthquake: Death toll climbs to 6,204; almost 14,000 injured

Members of a rescue team from Hungary and Nepal armed police personnel search for earthquake survivors under the debris of a collapsed building, in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 30, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Members of a rescue team from Hungary and Nepal armed police personnel search for earthquake survivors under the debris of a collapsed building, in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 30, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KATHMANDU (AFP) - The death toll in Nepal from last weekend's devastating earthquake has risen to 6,204, the National Emergency Operations Centre said in its latest update on Friday.

A further 13,932 people were injured in last Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake, according to the centre.

More than 100 people in neighbouring India and China also died in the quake, officials say.

The Red Cross has warned of “total devastation” in remote areas near the epicentre, as Nepal’s government struggles to deal with the scale of the disaster.