The death toll in Nepal’s devastating earthquake today crossed 3,200 with another 6,000 people injured as rains and fresh tremors hampered rescue efforts to locate survivors trapped under tonnes of rubble of flattened homes and buildings.
“The death toll has reached 3,218 and over 6,500 are injured,” said Rameshwor Dangal, head of the home ministry’s national disaster management division.
Officials said five Indians, including the daughter of an Indian embassy employee, were among those killed in the quake.
Thousands of desperate Nepalese huddled under tents and sought scarce food and medical supplies.
Tourists wait for their flights outside Nepal`s Tribhuvan International Airport a day after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal April 26, 2015. Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after the earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu Valley, killing more than 2,200 people, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.