PHOTOS: Nepal Waits For Aid As Death Toll Crosses 4,000

28/04/2015 4:43 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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An elderly woman watches as she sits inside a residents makeshift area in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Many people have camped outdoors in the chilly night cold since Saturday’s massive earthquake that shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Nepal's most deadly quake in 81 years triggered a huge avalanche on Mount Everest that killed at least 17 climbers and guides, including foreigners, the worst single disaster on the world's highest peak.

Shock turned to anger in Nepal today, as some of the tens of thousands stricken by a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 4,000 people, expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis.

International aid has finally begun arriving in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people after the major quake that struck at about midday on Saturday. A Home Ministry official in the capital, Kathmandu, said the death toll from the 7.9 magnitude quake stood at 4,010, with 7,598 injured.

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    People walk by the earthquake damaged Durbar Square in Kathmandu on April 28, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis spent another night in the open on April 27 after a massive quake which killed more than 4,000, as officials warned the final toll could rise sharply once rescuers reach cut-off areas.
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    People walk by the earthquake damaged Durbar Square in Kathmandu on April 28, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis spent another night in the open on April 27 after a massive quake which killed more than 4,000, as officials warned the final toll could rise sharply once rescuers reach cut-off areas.
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    CORRECTION A general view shows the badly damaged historic area of Durbar Square in Kathmandu on April 28, 2015. The death toll from the devastating earthquake has risen to 4,310, the home ministry said on April 28.
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    A helicopter carrying supplies and officials lands at a relief staging area near Saturday's massive earthquake's epicenter in the town of Gorkha, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter.
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    Survivors of Saturday's earthquake drink tea as they wake up after spending night in an open ground from fears of earthquake tremors in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A strong earthquake shook Nepal'€™s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley on Saturday.
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    A Nepalese woman sits on a roadside in front of closed market in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A strong earthquake shook Nepal'€™s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley on Saturday.
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    Nepalese soldiers unload relief material brought in an Indian air force helicopter for victims of Saturday'€™s earthquake at Trishuli Bazar in Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. The death toll from Nepal's earthquake is expected to rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.
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    Nepalese soldiers stack bags of grain at a relief staging area near Saturday's massive earthquake's epicenter in the town of Gorkha, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter.
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    Nepalese soldiers load U.S. AID relief sacks at landing zone near Saturday's massive earthquake's epicenter in the town of Gorkha, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter.
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    Nepalese soldiers load U.S. AID relief sacks at a staging area near Saturday's massive earthquake's epicenter in the town of Gorkha, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter.
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    Local villagers watch a helicopter being loaded with supplies at a relief staging area near Saturday's massive earthquake's epicenter in the town of Gorkha, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter.
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    Survivors of Saturday's earthquake read newspaper at a makeshift camp in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A strong earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley on Saturday.
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    A helicopter is loaded with supplies at a relief staging area of landing zone near Saturday's massive earthquake's epicenter in the town of Gorkha, Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter.
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    A Buddhist monk from Kopan monastery offers a prayer for the people affected during Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. The earthquake was the worst to hit the South Asian nation in more than 80 years. It and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan.

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