More than 3,500 people are dead and 6,500 injured after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck an area about 50 miles north west of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, on Saturday. The full extent of the destruction is still unclear as aftershocks continue to jolt the nation of 27.8 million. Rescue efforts continue, and millions have been displaced and have forced to seek shelter and safety outdoors. Samrat Upadhyay, a Nepali writer and professor at Indiana University, joins The Takeaway to discuss the effect this earthquake is having on his country. Alina Shrestha, an emergency communications manager for World Vision, an international aid organization, reflects on the rescue and relief efforts in Nepal. See Also: How You Can Help Nepal
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