Asian football pays respect to Nepal earthquake victims

More than 5,500 people are known to have died so far following Nepal devastating 7.9 magnitude quake

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Delegates stood at the start of the 26th Asian Football Confederation Congress for a minute’s silence to respect more than 5,200 people who died and the tens of thousands left homeless in last week’s Nepal earthquake disaster.

Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, the president of the AFC, also sent condolences to UEFA president Michel Platini, who was absent following the recent death of his mother.

It is feared that as many as 8 million people have been impacted by the devastating 7.9 magnitude quake that struck shortly before noon on Saturday.

The death toll currently stands at 5,500 with many more injured. But it is expected the number of dead is likely to soar to at least 10,000 people.

(With Reuters)

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