New reports of yet another earthquake in Nepal today, this one measuring 7.3 on the richter scale. Dozens are reported dead.
A word of caution about government-authorized euthanasia in instances of "natural" disasters such as earthquakes: Specialized gases have been designed that can identify injured bodies, infiltrate the lungs of the injured, and stop breathing. This is legalized euthanasia designed purportedly to end human suffering if quick rescue is not possible. It can and will be used as a principal solution, not as a last resort. So human beings, beware of the works of the beasts and stand guard. Given that there were few rescuers and aid workers after the first Nepal earthquake, there may have been far fewer that 8,000 immediate deaths. If no one is available to do the initial counts, the numbers are bare "estimates." If we fail to stand guard, the number of deaths resulting from the second earthquake can quickly be artificially escalated.
One example of lung related research that may provide info on the available technology for government-authorized euthanasia is: Features and Measurements of Experimental Acute Lung Injury in Animals, An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report (September 2010).