The death toll from Saturday’s powerful quake stood at more than 2,288 people on Sunday, according to the United Nations, and that number is expected to rise.
What We Know So Far:
More than 2,288 people are reported dead, 5,850 are reported injured, and many more are still trapped under the rubble, according to the United Nations.
The quake, measured 7.8 in magnitude, struck at around noon local time on Saturday. A strong tremor measuring 6.7 struck Sunday.
The epicenter was an area between the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara.
The violent tremors triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing 17 people on the mountain. There are fears that rain on Sunday could cause landslides.
The Nepalese government has appealed for international aid, and relief workers said they are in need of supplies, food, and water.
“Hospitals area overcrowded, running out of space for storing dead bodies and lack medical supplies and capacity,” the United Nations said. One hospital is treating people in the streets.
A main Hindu temple is being used to cremate hundreds of bodies at a time, the AP reported.
The quake also destroyed historic buildings and other structures.