Hong Kong (AFP) - 04:15 GMT - Dharahara tower - The historic nine-storey Dharahara tower, a major tourist attraction, was among the buildings brought down in Kathmandu and police say around 150 people could have been inside at the time based on ticket sales. Right now, we are not in a position to estimate how many might be trapped," local police official Bishwa Raj Pokharel tells AFP. 04:09 GMT - "Finding survivors" - Rameshwor Dangal, who heads the home ministry's national disaster management division, has told AFP that emergency crews will also step up their efforts to rescue those trapped in high-rise buildings which pancaked on Saturday.
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Nearly a million children have been "severely affected" by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people, a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said, as rescue and aid workers struggle to cope. With hundreds of thousands of Nepalis sleeping out in tents or in the open, UNICEF said its relief workers were watching for waterborne and infectious diseases. "What we know that at this point is there are nearly a million children who are severely affected. Our biggest concern for them right now is going to be access to clean water and sanitation, we know that water and food is running out," UNICEF's Christopher Tidey said by telephone.
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The area around Kathmandu suffered damaging quakes in 1934 and 1988, but when disaster experts met in Nepal's capital earlier this month, all they could forecast was that the next one would probably come in the next couple of decades.