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Three people found alive days after Nepal earthquake

Three people have been pulled out alive from the rubble of their home days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, an official has said.

Other developments include:

  • The number of confirmed deaths has risen to more than 8,000, an official from Nepal's home ministry said.
  • The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is appealing for donations to help get aid to Nepal after the devastating earthquake. Visit for details.
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19th century tower collapses after quake

At least one person is dead, and many more are feared trapped, after a nine-storey tower built in the 19th century collapsed in Kathmandu.

Dharahara before the earthquake Credit: Creative Commons

According to reports, one body was removed from the wreckage of the 183-year-old Dharahara, which came down following the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal's capital this morning.

Unconfirmed local reports suggest that a number of people could be trapped in the ruins.

The wreckage of the 183-year-old Dharahara Credit: RTV

The tower has been open to public for 10 years, and had a viewing balcony on its eighth floor.

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