Seek Aid as Earthquake Toll Tops 4,300
Nepalis Seek Aid as Earthquake Toll
Last updated on: April 28, 2015 1:00 AM (source)
April 28, 2015 1:00 AM
People in earthquake-hit Nepal were in need of water and other basics
Tuesday, as rescue workers and humanitarian groups continued trying to reach
the country and those buried under rubble.
buried under rubble)。
Many spent another night sleeping outside or in tents with magnitude
four and five aftershocks
still shaking the region following Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake.
Officials said Tuesday the death toll
had climbed to more than 4,300 people with about 8,000 others
injured. They said those numbers could go higher as workers clear
away more rubble and access more
Health officials warned about the risk of disease with a shortage of
clean water and so many people crowded together in the open.
缺乏乾淨用水，加上戶外(in the open)擁
Chaitya Bajrachary, a resident of the capital, Kathmandu, was critical
of the government's response so far.
"The government is not even giving water to us," Bajrachary said.
"I cannot tell you how difficult it was to pass the night. It was
such a hard night as we didn't even have water to drink."
Hospitals in Kathmandu have been overwhelmed by the injured.
Some planes carrying relief
workers and supplies were turned back from the overwhelmed Kathmandu
airport Monday, while others were able to offload cargo before
evacuating the injured.
Saturday's earthquake struck 80 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu, leveling
large parts of the capital's historic center.
Oxfam executive Helen Szoke told VOA the earthquake is a humanitarian
and economic "double hit," destroying infrastructure
in the tourism dependent country.
Scores of people also were killed in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and
elsewhere along the remote Nepal-Chinese border region.
One source told VOA's Tibetan service that quakes and landslides
severely damaged the main highway connecting Tibet to Nepal.
The U.S. State Department on Monday confirmed the deaths of two
Americans, Thomas Ely Taplin and Vinh B. Truong, at Mt. Everest base
The International Committee of the Red Cross created a website for friends and family to report missing
loved ones, or search for those who have checked in.
(n) 碎石；瓦礫 *本字為不可數名詞
(n phr) 死亡人數
(v) 接近；得以進入 *本字亦可作名詞，動詞與名詞同型
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