The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal has 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.