Update: World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet

Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 11:04

As world leaders and global charities try to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated parts of tiny, mountainous Nepal, they are preparing emergency aid for the survivors but worrying how to make sure it gets there.

With Internet and cellphone communications spotty and many damaged roads closed, the outside world scrambled for a clear picture of what most was needed following the magnitude 7.8 quake near the capital, Kathmandu.

With more than 1,900 killed and 4,700 injured in the disaster, Google fired up its Person Finder tool while Facebook too came up with new solutions which aim to reconnect people after natural disasters.

 Update : Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 13:07

Rescue effort intensifies after 1800 killed in Nepal earthquake

Rescue efforts in Nepal are intensifying after more than 1,800 people were killed in the country's worst earthquake in more than 80 years.

Many countries and international charities have offered aid to Nepal to deal with the disaster.

The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area of central Nepal between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara last morning.

Meanwhile, Dan Fredinburg, the head of privacy for GoogleX and a Google adventurer, died as a result of a head injury from the Mt. Everest avalanche.

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