More than 3,600 were figured dead – including several Americans – from the massive earthquake and similarly damaging aftershocks that have struck Nepal and Mt. Everest.
Three Americans were confirmed killed from an avalanche on Mt. Everest triggered by the earthquake, ABC News reported. Up to 100 more Americans are missing and feared injured or killed.
The death toll from the devastating quake has surpassed 3,600, Fox News reported. The Guardian reported the death count was higher than 3,700. And it’s expected to go higher.
“There are people who are not getting food and shelter,” said Udav Prashad Timalsina, the top official for the Gorkha district, one of the worst-hit areas, the Guardian said. “I’ve had reports of villages where 70 percent of the houses have been destroyed.”
Police on Monday confirmed 3,617 were killed in Nepal and another 66 in India, and 20 or so in Tibet.
Rescue efforts have been chaotic and frantic, stressing Himalayan emergency services.
“We are overwhelmed with rescue and assistance requests from all across the country,” said Deepak Panda, who works with the country’s disaster management agency, the Guardian reported.