The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake in Nepalhas risen to more than 3,300 as fears grow for the fate of people living in remote villages. The official death toll in Nepal currently stands at 3,218, but that does not include 18 people killed in an avalanche, and another 61 people were killed in neighbouring India, and 20 killed in Tibet.
Helicopters have started to rescue up to 150 mountaineers stranded on Everest above an ice fall caused by the earthquake. An additional 61 were injured in the avalanche and an unknown number are still missing.
Unicef said nearly one million children in Nepal were severely affected by the earth quake. It also warned of waterborne and infectious diseases.
suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the
international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport Tuesday, killing at
least 36 people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 36 were dead as well as the three
suicide bombers. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said 147 were wounded.
Another senior government official told The Associated Press the death
toll could climb much higher.
senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with
government protocol, at first said close to 50 people had already died,
but later said that the figure was expected to rise to close to 50.
said three suicide bombers were responsible for the attack and all
initial indications suggest the Islamic State group was behind it.
findings of our security forces point at the Daesh organization as the
perpetrators of this terror attack,” Yildirim told reporters at the
airport, using the Arabic name for IS. “Even though the indications
suggest Daesh, our investigations are continuing.” (AP)
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