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  • Angry Nepalis wait for quake help as death toll passes 4,000
    Angry Nepalis wait for quake help as death toll passes 4,000

    By Rupam Jain Nair and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday as some of the tens of thousands stricken by a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 4,000 people, expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. International aid has finally begun arriving in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people after the major quake that struck at about midday on Saturday. A Home Ministry official in the capital, …

  • Shock turns to anger as Nepalese wait for quake assistance
    Shock turns to anger as Nepalese wait for quake assistance

    By Rupam Jain Nair and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday, as some of the tens of thousands of people stricken by the weekend's devastating earthquake expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. International aid has finally begun to arrive in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people, as the death toll topped 3,900 people. About 6,500 more people were injured in Nepal's most deadly quake in 81 years. …

  • Eight million people may be affected by Nepal earthquake, says U.N.
    Eight million people may be affected by Nepal earthquake, says U.N.

    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to eight million people have had their lives disrupted after a deadly earthquake shook Nepal, said the United Nations, adding there was an urgent need for relief materials ranging from tarpaulin sheets and clean water to soap and medicines. The U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) said supplies of food and clean drinking water were dwindling after the quake, which was the worst to hit the Himalayan region in more than 80 years. In the …

  • Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake
    Google, Facebook join Red Cross to find thousands missing after Nepal quake

    By Nita Bhalla and Joseph D'Urso NEW DELHI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - German development worker Caroline Siebald and her boyfriend Charles Gertler, an American glaciologist, were on a rafting trip in Nepal when the earthquake struck and initially panicked about how to let their families know they were safe. After about 30 attempts, Gertler, 25, managed to get a phone call through to his mother in Massachusetts in the United States, and she registered them as safe on Facebook's …

  • Nepal scrambles to organise quake relief, many flee capital
    Nepal scrambles to organise quake relief, many flee capital

    By Gopal Sharma, Rupam Jain Nair and Ross Adkin KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) - Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. By afternoon, the death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake had climbed to more than 3,700, and reports trickling in from remote areas suggested it would rise …

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