Angry Nepalis dig in rubble themselves as quake toll passes 4,000




 
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April 28th, 2015  
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Topic: Angry Nepalis dig in rubble themselves as quake toll passes 4,000


By Rupam Jain Nair and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of Nepalis, angered and frustrated by the government's slow response, were digging through rubble themselves on Tuesday to find remains of their loved ones after a devastating earthquake three days ago killed more than 4,000 people. International aid has finally begun arriving in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people but disbursement is slow. A Home Ministry official in the capital, Kathmandu, said the death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude quake stood at 4,010, with 7,598 injured. Nepal's most deadly quake in 81 years also triggered a huge avalanche on Mount Everest that killed at least 17 climbers and guides, including four foreigners, the worst single disaster on the world's highest peak.




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