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Spaniard confirmed dead after Nepal earthquake, officials say

In this photo provided by World Vision, houses lie destroyed by Saturdayâs earthquake at Paslang village in Gorkha municipality, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. Reports received so far by the government and aid groups suggest that many communities perched on mountainsides are devastated or struggling to cope. Udav Prashad Timalsina, the top official for the Gorkha district, near the epicenter of Saturday's quake, said he was in desperate need of help. (Bishwo Ghimire/World Vision via AP)

In this photo provided by World Vision, houses lie destroyed by SaturdayĆ¢s earthquake at Paslang village in Gorkha municipality, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. Reports received so far by the government and aid groups suggest that many communities perched on mountainsides are devastated or struggling to cope. Udav Prashad Timalsina, the top official for the Gorkha district, near the epicenter of Saturday's quake, said he was in desperate need of help. (Bishwo Ghimire/World Vision via AP)

The Spanish Foreign Ministry says one Spaniard has died in the earthquake that devastated Nepal late last month.

A ministry statement said Tuesday eight other Spaniards who were in Nepal at the time of the quake are still missing.

About 500 Spaniards were affected by the April 25 earthquake and 127 were evacuated by the government.

The ministry said work by Spanish rescue crews in the popular trekking area Langtang Valley, which was hit by the quake, was interrupted by a storm but would be resumed.

It said the family of the victim, who has not been identified, had been notified and the body would be flown to Spain shortly.

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