Aid starts reaching Nepal villages

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Published: Thursday 30th April 2015 by The News Editor

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The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote mountain villages in Nepal after the earthquake that killed more than 5,500 people.

Meanwhile th ousands clamoured to board buses out of Kathmandu, either to check on rural relatives or for fear of spending yet another night in the damaged capital.

Frustration over the slow delivery of humanitarian aid boiled over in a protest in the city, with about 200 people facing off with police and blocking traffic.

The protest was comparatively small and no demonstrators were detained.

But it reflected growing anger over bottlenecks that delayed much-needed relief days after the powerful earthquake that killed more than 5,500 people, injured twice that many and left tens of thousands homeless.

Police, meanwhile, arrested dozens of people on suspicion of looting or causing panic by spreading rumours of another big quake.

Published: Thursday 30th April 2015 by The News Editor

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