NEPAL: OTHER SURVIVORS, A HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD MAN TOO The UN asked Nepal government to stop custom controls that are preventing humanitarian help groups to reach the country

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There are loads of inhabitants that have not been helped yet and are crowding at Kathmandu airport. The representative of UN in Nepal, Jamie McGoldrick, said the government of Nepal “should stop customs”. The head of humanitarian operations, Valerie Amos, said Nepal must grant a faster enter in the country for help groups.
Operations are slow because the only international airport in Nepal was closed – the one in Kathmandu – because the one tarmac was damaged. Airport authorities reported it to Xinhua adding that there are cracks due to heavy aircrafts. Obviously, this has a tragic outcome on help missions.

Among the other news from the country, a joint team of army and police rescued, eight days after the earthquake, three people alive from a building collapsed in Syauli, in Sindhupalchowk. Here, there was the greatest number of victims (1,700). The three victims are now in a military hospital. Death toll rose to 7,240 and 14,122 wounded; last but not least, one of the victims was 100 years old, his name is Funchu Tamang.

Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa

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