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Monday, April 27th

Nepal earthquake: thousands in need of shelter in country little able to cope Rescuers used their bare hands, with no protective gear or heat detectors, in their optimistic search for survivors. The narrow alleys would stop cranes, earthmovers or diggers reaching most of the houses that have collapsed, even if the aftershocks hadn’t scared workers out of even trying, said Shyam Adhikari, the local police chief. “Anyway, there’s not much point. There are some entire families buried. We know because no one reported them missing.””

The Guardian