Terrified Nepalese flee Kathmandu fearing aftershock

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Kathmandu: Hundreds of Nepalis were fleeing the capital Kathmandu for the plains on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people and faced with shortages of food and water.

Roads leading out of the mountain valley city of one million were jammed with people, many with babies in their arms, trying to climb onto buses or hitch a ride aboard cars and trucks.

Many said they had slept in the open since Saturday’s quake, either because their homes were flattened or they were terrified that the aftershocks would bring them crashing down.

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