Nepal quake sparks exodus of fear, frustration

Earthquake victims chant anti-government slogans while protesting against the government’s lack of aid provided to the victims in Kathmandu, Nepal April 29, 2015. The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal four days ago rose past 5,000 on Wednesday as officials conceded they had made mistakes in their initial response, leaving survivors stranded in remote villages waiting for aid and relief. Anger and frustration were mounting steadily, with many Nepalis sleeping out in the open under makeshift tents for a fourth night since the country’s worst quake in more than 80 years. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

KATHMANDU, Nepal — The death toll from the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has surpassed 5,000.

CBS News correspondent Seth Doane reports that in the capital of Kathmandu, frustration is mounting fast over the response to the disaster, and people are trying to get out of the badly damaged city.

Thousands are fleeing to villages or family homes outside the valley in which Kathmandu sits, some to check on their loved ones, others hoping life outside the ancient capital will be better…

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  • UCSPanther

    The Himalaya Mountains are the result of a 50 million year old collision between the Indian subcontinent and the Asian plate, and the process is still continuing.

    Earthquakes in that region will be a fact of life…

  • Gary

    Don’t tell me, Justin wants to take in 50,000 and air drop parka’s to the rest.