May 18 (Reuters) - The number of people killed in Nepal by two major earthquakes recently has surpassed 8,500, making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country on record. Rescuers are still searching for dozens of people still missing in remote villages.
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VIDEO & PICTURES >Drone video gives bird's eye view of devastation: reut.rs/1J6kVGE >Aftershocks keep survivors on edge in Nepal: reut.rs/1J2t8vn >Pictures from Nepal: reut.rs/1J2M3pU (Compiled by Malini Menon in NEW DELHI)