- The disaster has affected 8 million people across Nepal, U.N. estimates
- The death toll in Nepal alone has risen to 4,352, Home Ministry says
- Four U.S. citizens now reported dead, State Department says
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Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN)Rescue and aid workers in Nepal are struggling to cope with the scale of the devastation dealt by Saturday's powerful earthquake -- digging through rubble by hand, performing surgeries in makeshift operating theaters, scouring notoriously difficult terrain for more victims.
Reports of 'total or near total destruction'
Video shows survivor pulled from rubble
4 U.S. citizens among dead
- Google executive Dan Fredinburg died in an avalanche on Mount Everest, according to an Instagram post by his sister on his account.
- Eve Girawong of New Jersey also died in an avalanche on Everest, according to Madison Mountaineering, the Seattle-based company that led her expedition. Girawong, a doctor, was at the Everest base camp when she was swept away to her death.
- Tom Taplin, a filmmaker from Santa Monica, California, was making a documentary on Everest climbers when wind stirred by the avalanche caused him to take a fall, CNN affiliate KABC reported.