news Monday, April 27, 2015 - 05:30
A young Telugu film actor died in the Nepal earthquake. K. Vijay, 25, was in Nepal along with the unit of Telugu movie for shooting. Music director Kishan said in Hyderabad that he received information Monday that Vijay died when they were returning from shooting. The car in which they were travelling overturned.Vijay, a character actor who was also the choreographer, died on the spot while three others with him were injured. Vijay hails from Bapatla in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The film industry has urged the government to bring home Vijay's body.The 20-member unit was initially thought to be safe. Kishan said the team had left Hyderabad on April 15 for Gorakhpur en route to Nepal.   Meanwhile the death toll of the earthquake that shook the country rose with a total of 11 districts affected, with Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, Lalitpur, Gorkha and Bhaktapur being the worst affected. The death toll in the three Kathmandu Valley districts -- Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur -- was 1,152 and 1,278 elsewhere.The government said search and rescue operations were continuing and the toll may rise further.IANS