Nepal earthquake: Missing Northern Ireland man reported to be alive
A 24-year-old man from Northern Ireland believed to be among those missing in the Nepal earthquake is reported to be alive, according to a Red Cross website.
Oliver McKevitt has been named on the list of 90 British and Irish-born people believed to be missing in Nepal compiled by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The list also indicates there are a further thirteen people from the Republic of Ireland who are also missing.
The ages of those missing range from 21 to 71.
The 24-year-old's details were updated on the Nepal Earthquake ICRC website.
Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake spread horror from the capital, Kathmandu, to small villages and to the slopes of Mount Everest, triggering an avalanche which buried part of the base camp packed with foreign climbers preparing to make their summit attempts.
Udav Prashad Timalsina, the top official for the Gorkha district, near the epicentre of Saturday's quake, said he was in desperate need of help.
"There are people who are not getting food and shelter. I've had reports of villages where 70% of the houses have been destroyed," he said.
He said 223 people had been confirmed dead in the district but he presumed "the number would go up because there are thousands who are injured".
Mr Timalsina said his district had not received enough help from the central government, but Jagdish Pokhrel, the clearly exhausted army spokesman, said nearly the entire 100,000-soldier army was involved in rescue operations.
"We have 90% of the army out there working on search and rescue," he said. "We are focusing our efforts on that, on saving lives."
Nepal police said in a statement today that the country's death toll had risen to 3,617 people. That does not include the 18 people killed in the avalanche, which were counted by the mountaineering association. Another 61 people were killed in neighbouring India, and China reported 20 people dead in Tibet.
Well over 1,000 of the victims were in Kathmandu, where an eerie calm prevailed today.
A Nepalese family living in Northern Ireland have told of the horror of losing a close relative in the devastating earthquake.
Jayanti Chudal's 75-year-old uncle was struck on the head by a flying brick after attending worship in a Hindu temple as the Kathmandu disaster struck.
Haku Pradhan Maharjan was still alive when he was taken to hospital - but died a few hours later.
Meanwhile a climber from Londonderry had a lucky escape after her boyfriend took ill on the way to Everest's Base Camp - just an hour before it was buried in an avalanche.
Tens of thousands of families slept outdoors for a second night, fearful of aftershocks that have not ceased. Camped in parks, open squares and a golf course, they cuddled children or pets against chilly Himalayan night-time temperatures.
They woke to the sound of dogs yelping and jackhammers. As the dawn light crawled across toppled building sites, volunteers and rescue workers carefully shifted broken concrete slabs and crumbled bricks mixed together with humble household items: pots and pans, a purple notebook decorated with butterflies, a framed poster of a bodybuilder, so many shoes.
Here is a full list of British and Irish-born people believed to be missing in Nepal, compiled by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC):
Abdulla Dahab, 20, London
Adam Powell, 45, Great Britain
Alex Murphy, 25, Dublin
Andrew Robertson, 56, England
Ann McNeil, 66, Sussex
Arron Conran, 22, Ireland
Ashrafe Sultana, 31, London
Brian Allen, 41, Edinburgh
Brian Monteith, 22, Glasgow
Callumn Shally, 21, England
Chloe Pincho, 27, England
Ciaran Sands, 55, Ireland
Cliodhna Cork, 21, Dublin
Daniel Thomas Hughes, 36, Wrexham
Darine Flanagan, 22, Galway
Darren Alexander Smith, 27, Edinburgh
Darren Russell, 26, Wrexham
Deniz Csern Oklavek, 48, Luton
Derek Waters, 56, Dartford
Emma Louise Waterton, 37, UK
Emmet Gallagher, 33, Dublin
Evan Mark Williams, 51, Wolverhampton;
Fiona Lamont, 26, Staffordshire
Gary Williams, 52, Plymouth
George Richard Wilson, 69, Manchester
Hayley Saul, 32, Northampton
Heather Chan, 34, Dundee
Heather Stretton, 47, Louth, Lincolnshire
Helen Pounder, 21, Bishop Auckland
Huw Alexander Lashmar, 57, Wales
Ian Wainman, 42, Merseyside
Jack Kilpatrick, 24, England
Jack Young, 21, England
Jacqueline Bushe, 54, Donegal
Jacqueline Toal, 34, Glasgow
Janet Brownlie, 59, UK
Jason Russell, 28 Wrexham
Jonathan Hikmet, 25, UK
Jonathan William Blott, 24, UK
Joseph Ire Sieder, 45, London
Karl Townsend, 43, Liverpool
Kathleen R Fellows, 70, England
Keith Diplock, 71, East Sussex
Laurence Benjamin Gerhardt, 24, UK
Lloyd Davies, 22, UK
Lynda Davis, 50, Scotland
Madelana Ryan, 48, Dublin
Marilyn Ann Harnett, 65, Saffron Walden
Mark Ian Skenerton, 50, Chelmsford
Martin James Edmonds Gattuso, 38, Harborough Magna, Warwickshire
Martin Oppenheim, 65, England
Martin Thomas Donnelly, 34, Stockport
Mary Magdelina Claus, 64, Nuneaton
Matthew Caraport, 23, UK
Matthew David Spruell, 38, London
Matthew Thorne, 36, Stirling
Maurice Hanley, 54, England
Maxwell John Hynes Giusti, 45, London
Mike Russell, 42, Lancashire
Mitchell Carpenter, 23, Aberdeen
Monica Redenham, 63, London
Naomi Everett, 24, Manchester
Niall Kavanagh, 54, Dublin
Nicholas Cooney, 71, Drogheda
Norah Arscott, 77, Somerset
Oliver McKevitt, 24, Northern Ireland
Pat Loughran, 66, Dublin
Philip James Green, 30, London
Rachel McDonald, 26, Kent
Richard Jones, 59, Glasgow
Richard Bannister, 64, England
Ross Cameron Smith, 22, Dumfries
Ruth Millington, 25, UK
Samuel Beckett, 23, Portsmouth
Samuel Luke Bond, 28, Bath
Seobhan McGuigan, 41, Edinburgh
Shaun Bailey, 27, Stoke-on-Trent
Simon Charlesworth, 49, UK
Sinead Nic Cionna, 31, Monaghan
Sonia Downie, 50, London
Sophie Proffitt, 23, Oxford
Stephen Burke, 26, Ruislip
Su Browning, 62, Lambeth
Susan McDonald, 41, Dundee
Susannah Ross, 20, Bath
Terry Tremble, 56, England
Thomas Drumm, 55, Monaghan
Thomas William Southgate, 23, England
Tracy Ruth Powell, 45, UK
Victoria Barkas, 34, United Kingdom
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