Nepal scrambles to organize quake relief, many flee capital

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. | Video

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