A fresh batch of Indians arrived in Chennai on a private carrier's flight. Private airlines increased their flights to Kathmandu following improvement in weather.

Long queues have formed at the city's Tribhuvan International Airport, with tourists and residents desperate to get a flight out. A quake survivor, Jatin narrated the ordeal and aftermath of deadly nature fury.

Authorities are trying to cope with a shortage of drinking water, food and electricity, as well as the threat of disease, and the government appealed for international help.

Around 20 quake survivors, including two injured, reached Guwahati Airport in Assam. India however,  has asked its citizens in Nepal not to  panic in the wake of the devastating quake, saying an evacuation process is in place and the situation is improving.

"There are a large number of Indians. We have an open border and visa-free access and easily walk in to each other's country. Our priority right now is to focus on the injured, elderly people, children and women," India's ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae said.

He asked Indians trying to return home from quake- affected areas not to panic.

Over 10000 have been reported dead in the calamity.

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