This handout photo taken on April 30, 2015 and released by the IFRC shows Nepalese helping to remove rubble from the ancient Mahadev Mandir temple at Durbar Square in the city of Bhaktapur, east of Kathmandu. AFP PHOTO / Palani Mohan / IFRC
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The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake rose steadily past 6,200 on Friday as fresh aftershocks and the stench of rotting bodies made it hard for nervous survivors to return to their homes.Disposal of the hundreds of bodies still being found six days after the 7.9 magnitude quake devastated the Himalayan nation of 28 million people was becoming a problem for officials, who have ordered immediate cremations. Many Nepalis have been sleeping in the open since Saturday's quake.A home ministry official said the death toll had risen to 6,204, with 13,924 injured.That would surpass the 8,500 who died in a 1934 earthquake, the last disaster on this scale to hit the Himalayan nation sandwiched between India and China.China was expected to send more, home ministry official Dhakal said.
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