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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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Eyewitness describes chaotic scenes after Nepal quake

Powerful aftershocks from the 7.9-magnitude quake that hit Kathmandu today are still shaking the city, according to a local eyewitness.

The scene in Kathmandu after the devastating earthquake. Credit: RTV

"It is quite a terrifying experience still," said Rupen Pradhan told ITV News.

"As far as I have seen there is massive damage," he said.

He said he witnessed the wall of a school fall in front of him, while a lot of old brick and mud houses in the city are "completely collapsed".

"I think a lot of people are trapped," he added. "I can’t give you the exact damage but people are scattered in the streets. I haven’t experienced this kind of damage in my life."

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