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Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal on Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,300 and triggering fresh avalanches at Everest base camp, as rescuers dug through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu. "People being stretchered out as choppers land -- half a dozen this morning," Kannampilly said in a text message.
Hong Kong (AFP) - 11:25 GMT - Airport - Nepal's international airport briefly shut down when a powerful aftershock hit the capital Kathmandu, forcing planes to turn around midflight. Tribhuvan International Airport general manager Birendra Prasad Shrestha said the runway had reopened after being closed for about an hour. 10:52 GMT - Severed communications - "We know that in many areas -- both rural and in some of the larger towns -- have suffered landslides and roads are cut off," said Mike Bruce, regional communications manager for Plan International aid organisation. "We understand the historic Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur have been badly damaged," Christian Manhart, UNESCO's representative to Nepal, tells AFP.