India’s death toll has risen to 2,195 after the latest quake in Nepal that killed at least 2,000 people, leaving about 3,600 missing, state-run media reported on Tuesday.
The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.9 kilometres (2.8 miles), triggering a series of aftershocks and landslides, said Anil Kishore, a government official.
The latest quake also sent a tsunami into the Pacific Ocean, a second aftershock that killed three people, including a 12-year-old girl, and injured several others, according to local media reports.
It also triggered landslides in the eastern Indian state of Uttarakhand, which is home to several mining operations and a large population of expatriate Nepalese people.
At least 4,700 people are reported to have been killed and about 1,800 injured in the Nepal earthquake, according a state-funded monitoring group, the Earthquake Coordination Centre.
An official from the government-run Disaster Management Authority, which runs the government disaster relief operations, told Reuters news agency that the death toll had increased to 2 of 2,199 victims of the quake.
Kishore said the quake was the deadliest to hit India since the 2009 Narmada earthquake and the worst since a magnitude-7.2 quake in India’s northeast killed more than 1,500 people.
The country’s power network and the railways, which are heavily dependent on foreign currency for their operations, were all shut down and some hospitals and schools were closed.
Kashmir, a Himalayan region that borders China, has been gripped by unrest for more than two decades and has been a frequent flashpoint for separatist and separatist-related violence.