In India, both state and private television networks have been providing around-the-clock coverage of the quake highlighting India's response with military aircraft and helicopters flying overhead and rescue workers digging survivors and bodies from mangled debris. Indian teams report rescuing 200 people so far.
In China, state broadcaster CCTV gave prominent coverage to a red-suited team of Chinese rescuers pulling a man from debris in Kathmandu on Sunday.
According to Nepal's army, which is involved in the rescue effort, rescuers and medical teams from at least a dozen countries are already in the country and helping. Even tiny Himalayan neighbor Bhutan, which expelled ethnic Nepalese in the 1990s, has a medical team on hand. According to the army, teams from Russia, Japan, France, Switzerland and Singapore will arrive in the next couple of days.
Nepalese officials have expressed their gratitude for the help so far from neighboring countries, while also acknowledging they are overwhelmed and need still more help.
"We have been under severe stress and pressure," and emergency teams have been unable to reach many people who need help, Chief Secretary Lila Mani Poudyal said at a news conference Monday afternoon.
"We have one team from China who are supposed to be the best and already working in several spots in Kathmandu," he said, while adding that "Our priority is now to restore electricity power. We have just received an expert team from India who are going to help us."http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/nep ... n-1.342786