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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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Britain adds extra £5.3m to Nepal quake relief funds

Britain has donated an extra £5.3m to Nepal's quake relief funds to help supply food, clean water and shelter to the millions of people who have been affected by the country's worst earthquake in 80 years.

The number of confirmed deaths since last Saturday's earthquake has risen to more than 7,000, an official from Nepal's home ministry said Credit: Jessica Lea/DFID

The money will be split between five different UN aid agencies and according to the government brings the UK contribution to the relief effort up to £22.8m.

International Development minister Justine Greening said: "The UK is standing by Nepal and its people in their hour of need by ensuring lifesaving supplies continue moving around the country and by providing charities on the ground with fast-tracked funding.

"But even more has to be done to make sure these vital supplies keep reaching those who need them. With this latest British boost we will help the UN co-ordinate the relief effort on the ground and ensure everyone affected by this disaster continues to get the support they need."

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