Almost half of deceased in quake were children

KATHMANDU: Almost half of those killed in the earthquake on Friday were children, it has been found.

According to data with the police, 78 of the 157 people killed in the quake on the night of November 3 were children.

Of the deceased children, 50 died in Jajarkot and 28 in Rukum West due to the quake, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Santosh Roka.

Twenty eight of 52 people who died in the quake in Rukum West were children, said the District Police Chief Namraj Bhattarai.

“Most of the deceased in Rukum West were children. Two 10-month-old children have also lost their lives,” he said.

According to the Jajarkot police, of the 105 deceased in Jajarkot, 50 were children, 33 women and 18 men. In Rukum West, 16 women and eight men died in the quake.

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