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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 www.dec.org.uk for details.
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Red Cross: 90 British and Irish people missing in Nepal

A total of 90 people born in Britain or Ireland are believed to be missing after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal and left thousands dead, the Red Cross has said.

An online list of everyone missing in the Nepal earthquake, as well as updates on those found, has been put together by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The list includes dozens of Britons.

Sam Bond, from Bristol, is among those missing Credit: Twitter/Francesca Baker

Among those missing is Bristol climber Samuel Bond, aged 28, who has not been seen since he set off for base camp on Mount Everest on Wednesday last week.

More than 3,600 people have been confirmed dead by rescue and recovery teams so far, including at least 17 climbers hit by an avalanche triggered by the 7.9 magnitude quake.

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