KATHMANDU: Nearly 2,000 are feared dead in the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. The quake was felt as far as Mount Everest, where it's tremors caused a massive avalanche, claiming 17 lives.

Recurring aftershocks ─ as great as the 6.7 magnitude shocks which were felt on Sunday ─ have plagued the area after the earthquake.

Pakistan, India and China have been among the first responders, sending various forms of aid to the earthquake-affected region.

People gather near the cracks on the road caused by an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
People gather near the cracks on the road caused by an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
A Nepalese man cries after rescue workers found his mother's body amid earthquake debris in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP
A Nepalese man cries after rescue workers found his mother's body amid earthquake debris in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP
Rescue workers remove debris as they search for victims of earthquake in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP
Rescue workers remove debris as they search for victims of earthquake in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP
A woman mourns the death of a family member a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
A woman mourns the death of a family member a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
Nepalese army personnel walk next to the collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
Nepalese army personnel walk next to the collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
In this photograph taken on April 25, 2015, a cloud of snow and debris triggered by an earthquake flies towards Everest Base Camp, moments ahead of flattening part of the camp in the Himalayas. ─ AFP
In this photograph taken on April 25, 2015, a cloud of snow and debris triggered by an earthquake flies towards Everest Base Camp, moments ahead of flattening part of the camp in the Himalayas. ─ AFP
In this photograph taken on April 25, 2015, rescuers carry a sherpa injured by an avalanche that flattened parts of Everest Base Camp. ─ AFP
In this photograph taken on April 25, 2015, rescuers carry a sherpa injured by an avalanche that flattened parts of Everest Base Camp. ─ AFP
Nepalese Sherpas look up towards an area where an avalanche triggered by an earthquake occurred at Everest Base Camp on April 26, 2015, a day after the avalanche triggered by an earthquake devastated the camp. ─ AFP
Nepalese Sherpas look up towards an area where an avalanche triggered by an earthquake occurred at Everest Base Camp on April 26, 2015, a day after the avalanche triggered by an earthquake devastated the camp. ─ AFP
Injured Nepalese man Suresh Parihar plays with his daughter Sandhya at a hospital, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP
Injured Nepalese man Suresh Parihar plays with his daughter Sandhya at a hospital, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP
A woman's shoe lies among the debris of a collapsed house a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
A woman's shoe lies among the debris of a collapsed house a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
Rescue team member works to dig out the trapped body of a woman from a collapsed house a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
Rescue team member works to dig out the trapped body of a woman from a collapsed house a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
Nepalese people leave for their villages riding on a truck due to the lack of public transportation a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
Nepalese people leave for their villages riding on a truck due to the lack of public transportation a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
Nepalese rescue personnel help a trapped earthquake survivor in Swyambhu, in Kathmandu on April 26, 2015. ─ AFP
Nepalese rescue personnel help a trapped earthquake survivor in Swyambhu, in Kathmandu on April 26, 2015. ─ AFP
People walk through a damaged gate a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
People walk through a damaged gate a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
People read newspapers on the street a day after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
People read newspapers on the street a day after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
A man walks past damaged temples a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
A man walks past damaged temples a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
Prayer flags frame a rescue helicopter as it ferries the injured from Everest Base Camp on April 26, 2015, a day after an avalanche triggered by an earthquake devastated the camp. ─ AFP
Prayer flags frame a rescue helicopter as it ferries the injured from Everest Base Camp on April 26, 2015, a day after an avalanche triggered by an earthquake devastated the camp. ─ AFP
An injured person is carried by rescue members to be airlifted by rescue helicopter at Everest Base Camp on April 26, 2015, a day after an avalanche triggered by an earthquake devastated the camp. ─ AFP
An injured person is carried by rescue members to be airlifted by rescue helicopter at Everest Base Camp on April 26, 2015, a day after an avalanche triggered by an earthquake devastated the camp. ─ AFP
A Nepalese army personnel stands in front of a collapsed temple a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
A Nepalese army personnel stands in front of a collapsed temple a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. ─ Reuters
A Nepalese woman walks past a collapsed temple in Bhaktapur Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP
A Nepalese woman walks past a collapsed temple in Bhaktapur Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP
A man walks along damaged houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015.
A man walks along damaged houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015.
Nepalese residents rest as they gather on a pavement in Kathmandu on April 26, 2015, a day after an earthquake hit. ─ AFP
Nepalese residents rest as they gather on a pavement in Kathmandu on April 26, 2015, a day after an earthquake hit. ─ AFP
Nepalese residents sleep in an open area in Kathmandu on April 26, 2015
Nepalese residents sleep in an open area in Kathmandu on April 26, 2015
Tourists sleep at an open space after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP
Tourists sleep at an open space after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP
People wait to go inside the Kathmandu international airport, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP
People wait to go inside the Kathmandu international airport, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. ─ AP

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