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Fresh avalanches in Nepal force workers to call of search for bodies in buried village

  • A Nepalese girl studies inside a makeshift tent in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The international response has been slow to an appeal for emergency funds to help the millions of people hit by last month's earthquake in Nepal, a U.N. official said Friday. Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N.'s chief official in Nepal, said the agency had received $22 million so far against an appeal last week for $415 million to support relief efforts for the first three months in the Himalayan nation. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    A Nepalese girl studies inside a makeshift tent in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The international response has been slow to an appeal for emergency funds to help the millions of people hit by last month's earthquake in Nepal, a U.N. official said Friday. Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N.'s chief official in Nepal, said the agency had received $22 million so far against an appeal last week for $415 million to support relief efforts for the first three months in the Himalayan nation. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Nepalese street vendor waits for the customers in front of a broken wall, as makeshift tents for those whose houses were damaged by the earthquake stand in the background,  in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The international response has been slow to an appeal for emergency funds to help the millions of people hit by last month's earthquake in Nepal, a U.N. official said Friday. Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N.'s chief official in Nepal, said the agency had received $22 million so far against an appeal last week for $415 million to support relief efforts for the first three months in the Himalayan nation. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    A Nepalese street vendor waits for the customers in front of a broken wall, as makeshift tents for those whose houses were damaged by the earthquake stand in the background, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The international response has been slow to an appeal for emergency funds to help the millions of people hit by last month's earthquake in Nepal, a U.N. official said Friday. Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N.'s chief official in Nepal, said the agency had received $22 million so far against an appeal last week for $415 million to support relief efforts for the first three months in the Himalayan nation. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Nepalese street vendor waits for customers in front of a broken wall in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The international response has been slow to an appeal for emergency funds to help the millions of people hit by last month's earthquake in Nepal, a U.N. official said Friday. Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N.'s chief official in Nepal, said the agency had received $22 million so far against an appeal last week for $415 million to support relief efforts for the first three months in the Himalayan nation. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    A Nepalese street vendor waits for customers in front of a broken wall in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The international response has been slow to an appeal for emergency funds to help the millions of people hit by last month's earthquake in Nepal, a U.N. official said Friday. Jamie McGoldrick, the U.N.'s chief official in Nepal, said the agency had received $22 million so far against an appeal last week for $415 million to support relief efforts for the first three months in the Himalayan nation. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

Fresh avalanches have forced rescuers in a village buried by a landslide in northern Nepal to stop searching for bodies in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.

Government administrator Gautam Rimal said the avalanches on Friday and Saturday made the work dangerous for police and army rescuers.

So far 120 bodies have been recovered from Langtang Valley, a scenic village on a popular trekking route north of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

The April 25 earthquake that shook Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 16,000 others as it flattened mountain villages and destroyed buildings and archaeological sites in the Himalayan region.

The United Nations says international response to the humanitarian crisis has been slow and tens of thousands of people are still living in the open.