Avoid Travel To Nepal After Earthquake, U.S. Warns

The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning Friday warning citizens to avoid nonessential travel to Nepal. The government is also warning U.S. travelers in the country to avoid nonessential travel within the country. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake last week has claimed 6,134 lives , and caused widespread destruction. In Kathmandu and elsewhere, some buildings are collapsed and some roads are impassable, making transportation difficult. The international airport in Kathmandu has been overwhelmed by both the arrival of emergency crews and the number of travelers attempting to leave. Travelers have waited days for available flights out of the small airport, which has seen daily flights nearly double since the disaster.