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Around 1,000 Europeans “not accounted for” in Nepal

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Aid workers face “immense logistical challenges” reaching villages
Around 1,000 Europeans in Nepal are still unaccounted for since the devastating earthquake on April 25, according to the European Union Ambassador to Nepal, Rensje Teerink.
“Of course, it doesn’t mean they are dead,” she clarified. “It just means they haven’t reported back.”
Most of these people are tourists and trekkers, who do not usually register with their embassies.
More than 7,000 people are known to have been killed in the disaster, a figure that is likely to keep rising.
Aid workers face “immense logistical challenges” in getting help and supplies to mountainside villages, where roads have been destroyed and helicopters cannot land. Those hospitals that are still working urgently need medicines, materials and equipment.
AFP
[pictured: Nepal before the earthquake; photo courtesy www.trekkingtoursnepal.com]

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