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At least 3,218 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, say officials.

Rameshwor Dangal, head of Nepal's disaster management agency, said another 6,500 people had been injured.

According to the BBC news, dozens of people are also reported to have been killed in neighbouring China and India.

Thousands have spent a second night outside after the 7.8-magnitude quake, which also triggered deadly avalanches on Mount Everest.

Vast tent cities have sprung up in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, for those displaced or afraid to return to their homes as strong aftershocks continue.

"We don't have a choice, our house is shaky. The rain is seeping in but what can we do?" 34-year-old shopkeeper Rabi Shrestha, who was sleeping by the roadside with his family, told AFP news agency.

Rescue missions and aid have started arriving to help cope with the aftermath of the earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal for more than 80 years.
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  • anonymous Monday, 27 April 2015 12:25 PM

    my prayers are with them.

    Prem Nath Tuesday, 28 April 2015 02:48 PM

    People cry when there is human death and tragedy,but they are the very ones who slaughter buffaloes in their thousands and expect no retribution.

    Good Lession for All Monday, 27 April 2015 10:16 AM

    Please pray to God now and now God only can help on this. For wrong-doers, its a good lession. they have to stop all. Because God Will not tolerate anymore. 3218 lives means its a God punishment. this is what happened Indonesia 2008 Sunami, many people did wrong so finally sunami took 1000 lives at once. Now this State is fully control buy a group according to the religious rule. Including Police and local authorities govern by this rueling group and not by Indonesian government. Because they know that they will get the punishment again. so its a good lesson for all

    Dee Monday, 27 April 2015 05:32 PM

    Kohedha yanne? Coconuts in bag!

    Jamal Monday, 27 April 2015 11:57 AM

    Sri Lanka has been one of the first nations to offer and send help to Nepal.We can justifiably proud that our nation is stepping to help another in dire need.Its disappointing to note that response from the West has been lukewarm at the best.The commercial aspect of international relationships seems to be foremost in the minds of the leaders in the West.


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