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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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US marines and lifting equipment to arrive in Nepal

US military aircraft, heavy equipment and air traffic controllers will start arriving in Nepal from today as part of a relief operation following the devastating earthquake, a senior US officer has said.

A woman stands in front of her collapsed house in Bhaktapur, Nepal Credit: Reuters

Brigadier General Paul Kennedy told Reuters six military aircraft, including two helicopters will be accompanied by 100 marines and lifting equipment under an agreement reached with Nepal's government earlier in the week.

Last week's 7.8 magnitude quake has killed at least 6,250 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

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