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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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Indian army: 18 bodies found on Everest after quake

Several climbers have been caught up in an avalanche on Mount Everest caused by the quake in Nepal. Credit: Reuters

An Indian army mountaineering team found 18 bodies on Mount Everest after a huge earthquake in Nepal unleashed an avalanche on the mountain, according to an army spokesman quoted by Reuters news agency.

Nepal's Tourism Ministry could only confirm 10 deaths, but spokesman Gyanendra Shrestha said that the death toll could rise, and that the avalanche had buried part of the base camp.

Ministry officials estimated that at least 1,000 climbers, including about 400 foreigners, had been at base camp or on Everest when the earthquake struck.

Saturday's 7.9-magnitude quake was the strongest to hit Nepal for 81 years and was known to have killed nearly 900 people in Nepal.

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