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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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Nepal earthquake: UK appeal donations top £50m

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Donations from the UK appeal to help the victims of the Nepalese earthquake have reached £50 million.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) launched the Nepal Earthquake Appeal to help aid agencies reach an estimated 310,000 people, providing help in more than 60 villages, camps and towns. DEC chief executive Saleh Saeed expressed his gratitude for the £50 million that has been donated so far.

"We are extremely grateful for the extraordinary generosity of the UK public," he said. "Despite the immense challenges facing those affected and relief efforts, the response continues to grow day by day."

The death toll from the 7.8 magnitude quake has now passed 8,000.

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