WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier this week, Washington confirmed that four US citizens were killed during the earthquake.
Harf noted that Washington is aware of several groups of US citizens who were rescued by the Nepali Army from various remote locations in Nepal.
“We are extremely grateful for the government of Nepal’s efforts to rescue US citizens,” Harf added.
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake occurred some 50 miles northwest of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, causing severe destruction across the country and killing more than 5,000 people.
About 10,200 people were injured in Nepal in the tremor and the many aftershocks that followed, according to the United Nations. Some 70,000 houses were destroyed and 530,000 more damaged across the country.
Countries across the globe have offered Nepal both financial and practical assistance to cope with the disaster.