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Nepal: the latest on a crisis

A rundown of the key issues facing the stricken country after its earthquake

By Henry Bird  

Funeral pyres for victims of the earthquake blaze in Nepal. © Subel Bhandari/DPA/Press Association Images

Rescue efforts in Nepal have entered their fifth day, as the death toll from the 25th April earthquake nears 6,500. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has warned that number may reach 10,000 as information from remote villages comes in. Almost 14,000 people have been injured. Survivors have recently been found. On Thursday—a 15-year-old boy was pulled from rubble in Kathmandu, for example—but…

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