The earthquake that struck Saturday has killed 72 people in India, Indian Home Secretary LC Goyal said. At least 3,862 people are dead in Nepal, while China has reported 20 deaths. The overall death toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake now stands at 3, 954.
The U.S. State Department is aware of four U.S. citizens killed in the Nepal earthquake, all in the region of Mount Everest, spokesman Jeff Rathke said Monday. He did not identify them, CNN's Laura Koran reports.
While aid is needed desperately, an aid flight CNN was on couldn't land in Kathmandu and had to turn around. "It's just impossible, it seems, to get into Kathmandu -- the congestion is absolutely awful," CNN's Becky Anderson reported. The flight she was on had to fly back into northern India. The idea that aid flights are having to circle in the air, or not even taking off, amid the dire needs of people in Nepal is "very, very frustrating," she reported.