Authorities in Nepal ruled out the possibility of finding any more survivors beneath the mass of rubble accumulated over in the wake of the recent earthquake in the region. Those injured in the tragedy are estimated to be around 14,000, while the dead are believed to be about 7,500.
The earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale that hit Kathmandu on Saturday had the potential to change the landscape of the capital of Nepal. It is the worst earthquake in the past 80 years.
Teams of rescuers from all over the world were active as soon as the tragedy came to light before the world. Aid rushed in the form of tents, tarpaulins and food. While hundreds have been pulled out from below the debris of the town, quite a few were believed to be still buried in the debris. Several temples and homes remain inaccessible after the earthquake even after a week. Sniffer-dogs and heat-seeking equipment were deployed to fish out any injured from beneath the rubble.
But authorities have ruled out the possibility of finding any more survivors although thousands are still missing. There has been an unprecedented damage to houses, and other buildings. Roads and transportation in the country has been severely hit impeding the flow of relief material. Nepal needs at least $2 billion for a complete rehabilitation.
The earthquake jolted quite a few locations around the Indian subcontinent. A lot of places in north India received tremors and aftershocks. The quake is said to have claimed the lives of at least 100 in China and India.