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Driving rain adds to hardship in quake-hit Kathmandu

6:38pm IST - 01:12

While rescue efforts continue, thousands of survivors in quake-hit Kathmandu endure the driving rain under makeshift shelters while complaining that government help has been inadequate. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Their homes couldn't stand against the earthquake and now their tents can barely keep out the driving rain. Survivors of Nepal's devastating quake pass the day in the capital Kathmandu huddled in makeshift shelters, increasingly frustrated by the lack of help from the government. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TENT DWELLER, ANIL RAZSSRDES, SAYING: "We don't have food, water supply, everything. Nothing is coming from government so we wait out." The quake has claimed more than 4,000 lives but the survivors are facing their own kind of misery. Creaking infrastructure and a lack of funds in this impoverished, mountainous country means rescue efforts are slow. In Kathmandu, thousands sleep out in the open if they couldn't get to these tents. (SOUNDBITE) (Nepali) RESIDENT, NAMRATA ADSIKRON, SAYING: "We have to stay with fear without knowing where to move to. The question now is what do we do and where to go?" ..and still the death toll climbs. Relatives are digging with their hands to look for the missing. But the rain keeps falling...adding another layer of hardship for survivors to endure.

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Driving rain adds to hardship in quake-hit Kathmandu

6:38pm IST - 01:12