Caption: Scene outside the big ground Tundikhel in Kathmandu at 1:25pm. All the shops and offices have shut down – people are staying away from tall structures and on the roads, waiting to get on public transport to get home. Sumit Dayal/Nepal Photo
Nepal Home Ministry official Laxmi Prasad Dahal said he feared the search was diverting resources from relief and rescue operations. "The work of sending relief and rescuing the injured people to hospitals has been delayed due to this," he told Reuters.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing people to run out of buildings in the capital Kathmandu.
Nepal and the rest of the Himalayan region suffered another major earthquake today—a 7.3 magnitude quake that struck about halfway between Kathmandu and Mt. Everest, near the Chinese border. Early reports estimate that up to 1,000 people are injured,
A U.S. military helicopter — based at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County — with eight people on board was reported missing in Nepal as Marine personnel worked to help the people recovering from the recent earthquake.