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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.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.