Nepal – Update (May 11, 2015)

According to the Nepalese authorities, the toll exacted by the earthquake now stands at 7,802 dead and almost 16,000 injured.

Ten of our nationals died during this disaster: 2 in Kathmandu and 8 in Langtang Valley.

The searches and the cross-checking of information jointly carried out by our embassy in Kathmandu and the crisis and support center helped allay concerns about cases reported since the earthquake.

More than 3,000 of our compatriots were found safe and well thanks to the efforts of around 30 members of the crisis and support center, our embassy in Nepal, sécurité civile [emergency services] personnel and experts from the National Gendarmerie’s Institute of Criminal Research (IRCGN), who carried out a thorough investigation and used information from our compatriots’ relatives, local authorities, tourism professionals and mountain guides to find them and provide assistance to them. More than 18,700 calls were handled by the Quai d’Orsay’s emergency hotline.