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 / Updated  / Source: NBC News

Bloodied and covered in dust, a man was pulled alive from the rubble in in Kathmandu nearly 48-hours after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated much of Nepal.

The unidentified man was found by a team from Turkey’s GEA Search and Rescue team in the city’s Sitapayala district. The extent of his injuries was unknown.

More than 3,700 people died in Saturday’s quake and thousands more were injured. Officials have warned the toll could jump once rescuers reach isolated rural communities.

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The International Organization for Migration said on Twitter that aerial and satellite surveillance showed "whole towns" had been flattened.

Health organizations and officials have also appealed for urgent assistance in Nepal on Monday as shortages of food and water sparked fears disease would spread among survivors.

-Henry Austin