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International aid effort intensifies following Nepal earthquake

Published:Monday | April 27, 2015 | 2:18 PM
Nepalese policemen yesterday inspect the debris of one of Kathmandu 's landmark Bhimsen tower after it was damaged in Saturday's earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The international aid effort for Nepal is gathering pace following Saturday's huge earthquake now known to have killed at least 3,900 people and injured 7,000.

China, India, Pakistan and Britain are among the countries contributing to the effort, alongside major aid agencies.

Nepal has asked for more help, saying it needs everything from helicopters and blankets to paramedics and drivers.

At least 200 climbers have now been rescued around Mount Everest, after the quake triggered avalanches.

Vast tent cities have also sprung up in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, for those displaced or afraid to return to their homes. 

There are shortages of water, food and electricity, while disease is also a concern.