Nepal earthquake: 'Billions' needed to rebuild

(REUTERS) - Krishna was working as a maid in a Kathmandu hostel when it struck. Days later she's pulled from the rubble - a miracle she's still alive.

The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake is still rising fast - and could, says the prime minister, reach ten thousand.But rescue scenes like this give hope - that life can go on.

Even if business will struggle to, for some time yet. The Thamel district of the city is normally packed with tourists. As the sun goes down, few local traders are confident enough to open their shutters to shoppers.

For those that do, it's an act of faith.