KATMANDOU, Nov 4 (AFP) - At least 119 people are confirmed dead after the shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake that struck a remote pocket of Nepal overnight, officials said Saturday.

"The death toll has reached 119 and at least 100 have been injured," Karnali Province police spokesman Gopal Chandra Bhattarai told AFP. "The remoteness of the districts makes it difficult for information to get through."

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