Jason Burke and Justin McCurry “Nepal's PM says earthquake death toll could reach 10,000” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/28/nepal-earthquake-anger-among-survivors-as-food-and-water-in-short-supply
The death toll in Nepal’s earthquake could reach 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said, as survivors’ despair turned to anger at the government’s slow response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the country, with food, water and other essentials in desperately short supply.
“The government is doing all it can for rescue and relief on a war footing,” Koirala said in an interview with Reuters. “It is a challenge and a very difficult hour for Nepal.”
The death toll in Nepal alone rose to 5,057 on Tuesday, according to the country’s Emergency Operation Centre, which said more than 10,000 people have been injured*2. There are warnings the full extent of the tragedy will not be known until rescue teams have reached “flattened” villages in remote regions.
“The death toll could go up to 10,000 because information from remote villages hit by the earthquake is yet to come in,” Koirala said.