Nepal quake toll rises to 3,218 as rains hamper rescue efforts

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Nepal quake toll rises to 3,218

KATHMANDU: More than 700 disaster relief experts drawn from the National Disaster Relief Force have been deployed by India.

A senior-level inter-ministerial team will visit Nepal to assess how India can better assist in the relief operations.

Rescuers have been hunting for survivors under heaps of debris with bare hands as well as heavy equipment though the efforts have been hampered

Nepal quake toll rises to 3,218
Nepal quake toll rises to 3,218

due to fresh tremors, thunderstorms and snowfall in the mountain ranges.

Locals and tourists sifted through mounds of debris for survivors. Cheers rose when people were found alive, though mostly bodies were pulled out.

Like many other areas of Nepal, Kathmandu is facing a colossal challenge of dealing with the devastation from the disaster.

Whole streets and squares were covered in rubble in the capital, with an estimated metropolitan area population of around 3 million residents.