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Published on May 5, 2015
Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesman

Paris, May 3 , 2015

According to the Nepalese authorities, on Sunday morning the provisional toll of the earthquake stood at 7,040 dead and 14,120 injured. Operations in areas remote from the capital are continuing.

We still have no news of 79 [French] people. At this stage, three French nationals have died and seven are presumed missing.

Mountain operations to rescue our nationals are continuing, in liaison with the Nepalese authorities. Six French people were rescued by helicopter this morning in the Manaslu region./.

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