The Latest: Death toll in Nepal quake more than 3,200; rescuers struggle to reach all areas

8.45 a.m. (0300 GMT)

Nepal's Deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam says at least 3,218 people have been confirmed killed in Saturday's earthquake. So far 18 people have also been confirmed dead in an avalanche that swept through the Mount Everest base camp in the wake of the earthquake. Another 61 people were killed in neighboring India.


8.30 a.m. (0245 GMT)

In a western part of Kathmandu, dozens of Nepali soldiers and Indian rescue workers pulled 16 bodies and one survivor from a collapsed green, three-story building that housed a church. Officials say a Christian meeting was being held on the second floor when the quake hit on Saturday.

One Indian national disaster response force, who did not want to be named, said "I really doubt anybody is alive here, but we have to keep trying and look."

The bodies were laid out, side by side, on a tarp, as crowds of onlookers were kept behind police tape. Several generators were set up to power the drills and saws used to dig through the building. Several other buildings in the area were damaged, but most appeared fine.