Nepal earthquake live: Non UK-resident Briton feared among dead as death toll increases to 5,000

Although aid is beginning to trickle into the country, many Nepalese are growing frustrated with the lack of government help

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At least 5,000 people are dead and thousands more injured after an earthquake in Nepal devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley. Aid organisations estimate as many as eight million people may be affected. The most recent updates are:

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A powerful 6.7 magnitude aftershock shook the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, causing people to run screaming for open ground. The shock registered at a very shallow depth of 10 kilometres and the US Geological Survey said that damage was very likely within a radius of 50 kilometres.