KATHMANDU, Nepal -- The death toll from Saturday's catastrophic earthquake in Nepal topped 5,200 Wednesday. More than 10,000 were hurt. The U.N. estimates that 2.8 million have lost their homes.
Frustration is mounting. Clean water, power and fuel are scarce, and we found police ready in riot gear.
In a protest that popped up on a street corner, people were yelling that the government needs to provide more aid and that there are not enough bus tickets to leave town.
Thousands lined up for the free government bus tickets out of the capital. Prabin Bathak waited for more than three hours.
"This is not safe place just now," he said. "Many disease are going to be spread here."
The same fear was apparent in makeshift camps. Bikey Timilsina now lives in a tent with his family.
"It's really miserable, you know," he said. "There is rain coming down - it's polluted - people are getting sick day by day. We are living hell."
Amid the misery are stunning stories of survival. One man was rescued after being trapped for more than 80 hours.
Rodney Vaughan was hoping for such success. He's managing a search-and-rescue team from Virginia.
He said he was "absolutely" looking for people who still might be alive and that there was still a chance to find them all these days later.
"We've found 'em about plus-two weeks sometimes," he said.
They worked into the night, buoyed by images of survivors found against all odds.