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Nepal quake: hopes fade of finding more survivors one week on

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By Euronews
Nepal quake: hopes fade of finding more survivors one week on

<p>One week on after Nepal’s devastating earthquake, hopes of finding any more survivors in the rubble are fading.</p> <p>Up to a thousand EU citizens are among scores of people still missing.</p> <p>There is also a lingering fear of further aftershocks.</p> <p>“They (people) are so scared. People are not staying inside their houses,” said one man. </p> <p>The death toll has topped more than 6,200. That is likely to rise further, as bodies continue to be pulled from the debris of ruined buildings. </p> <p>Amid a stench of rotting bodies, there are fears about public health. With morgues overwhelmed, the dead are being immediately cremated to limit disease.</p> <p>Kathmandu felt the full force of nature’s wicked hand, but other remote areas outside the capital have also been badly affected. </p> <p>Some villages are yet to receive any help, all of these days on. People are resorting to clearing rubble with their bare hands. </p> <p>But, amid the misery, there are moments of joy. A baby girl has been born to a young Nepalese couple in one of Kathmandu’s field hospitals.</p> <p>The child – who has not yet been named – represents a new life in a country that has lost so many.</p>