Quake toll in India now 78

New Delhi (IANS): The toll due to the April 25 earthquake in India has gone up to 78, while the number of injured people stands at 560, the government said on Wednesday.

“As per latest reports, 78 deaths have been reported so far in India – 58 in Bihar, 16 in Uttar Pradesh, 3 in West Bengal and 1 in Rajasthan.

“A total of 560 people – 275 in Bihar, 100 in Uttar Pradesh, 169 in West Bengal, 9 in Sikkim and 7 in Rajasthan – have been reported injured,” said a release issued here.

The central government on Wednesday reviewed its rescue and relief operations both in Nepal and India.

Indian assistance to quake-devastated Nepal has been appreciated. Indian rescue agencies have saved many foreign nationals trapped in Kathmandu and other areas of Nepal.