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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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Thousands stranded at Kathmandu airport amid delays

Would-be passengers sleep outside the airport overnight.

Thousands of people have crowded into Kathmandu's airport, unable to leave Nepal following the weekend's earthquake.

A number of aid flights - including one from Britain - has been prevented from landing after aftershocks caused the airport to shut several times.

Those on the ground have complained that they are going without food and amenities at the airport as they wait to leave.

One Indian tourist said: "There is nothing to eat or even drink over here. Even if you want to pay money - still there is nothing here.

"It's been two days since we've eaten a meal, there is no place to sleep and it has been raining. We are really upset."

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