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Nepal earthquake: Tent cities spring up for displaced

April 26, 2015 6:08 pm

Tent cities have sprung up for those displaced by the earthquake in Nepal, which is now reported to have killed some 2,500 people.

Many Kathmandu residents lost their homes as a result of the tremor.

And others are afraid to return home – especially after strong aftershocks hit the region on Sunday.

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It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people in central Nepal are spending a second night outdoors.

The tremor also unleashed avalanches on Mount Everest, which killed at least 17 people and injured 61 others.

Efforts to dig victims out from under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Kathmandu continued.

Rescue missions and aid have started arriving to help cope with the aftermath of the worst earthquake to hit Nepal for more than 80 years.

The situation is still unclear in remote areas which remain cut off or hard to access.

The 7.8-magnitude quake struck an area of central Nepal between Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara early on Saturday.

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