Nepal earthquake
Nepalese rescue personnel work among damaged buildings in Kathmandu Prakash Mathema/AFP

The impact of the massive earthquake in Nepal is being felt across the globe, with more than 600 French, 350 Australians, 90 British and Irish and 50 Bangladeshi feared dead, according to the BBC.

But the numbers of missing people could run into thousands as rescue teams race against time to find survivors buried underneath rubble.

The official death toll now stands at more than 3,700 and 6,500 people have been injured.

The 7.8 quake hit east Pokhara, only 40 miles, north west of the city of Kathmandu. It was the worst in 80 years and killed 61 people in neighbouring India and and 20 in China.

At least 18 people, five foreign nationals, including Google executive Dan Fredinburg, were also killed on Mount Everest where the earthquake triggered an avalanche; some 200 climbers have now been rescued from the area. However, there is a desperate helicopter rescue mission underway to evacuate the remaining climbers before food supplies run out.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have set up a database of 1,500 missing people for relatives.

The Queen has today said she was was "shocked to hear of the appalling loss of life and injuries" caused by the earthquake.

"Prince Philip joins me in extending our deepest sympathy to you and the Nepali people. The thoughts of everyone in the United Kingdom are with the families of all those caught up in this terrible event."

Here is the full list of 90 people missing born of the UK and Ireland.

Abdulla Dahab, 20, London, United Kingdom

Adam Powell, 45, United Kingdom

Alex Murphy, 25, Dublin, Ireland

Andrew Robertson, 56, England

Ann McNeil, 66, Sussex, United Kingdom

Arron Conran, 22, Ireland

Ashrafe Sultana, 31, London, United Kingdom

Brian Allen, 41, Edinburgh

Brian Monteith, 22, Glasgow

Callumn Shally, 21, England

Chloe Pincho, 27, England

Ciaran Sands, 55, Ireland

Cliodhna Cork, 21, Dublin

Daniel Thomas Hughes, 36, Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom

Darine Flanagan, 22, Galway, Ireland

Darren Alexander Smith, 27, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Darren Russell, 26, Wrexham, Wales

Deniz Csern Oklavek, 48, Luton, United Kingdom

Derek Waters, 56, Dartford, United Kingdom

Emma Louise Waterton, 37, United Kingdom

Emmet Gallagher, 33, Dublin, Ireland

Evan Mark Williams, 51, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Fiona Lamont, 26, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Gary Williams, 52, Plymouth, United Kingdom

George Richard Wilson, 69, Manchester, United Kingdom

Hayley Saul, 32, Northampton, United Kingdom

Heather Chan, 34, Dundee, United Kingdom

Heather Stretton, 47, Louth, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Helen Pounder, 21, Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom

Huw Alexander Lashmar, 57, Wales, United Kingdom

Ian Wainman, 42, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Jack Kilpatrick, 24, England

Jack Young, 21, England

Jacqueline Bushe, 54, Donegal, Ireland

Jacqueline Toal, 34, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Janet Brownlie, 59, United Kingdom

Jason Russell, 28 Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom

Jonathan Hikmet, 25, United Kingdom

Jonathan William Blott, 24, United Kingdom

Joseph Ire Sieder, 45, London, United Kingdom

Karl Townsend, 43, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Kathleen R Fellows, 70, England, United Kingdom

Keith Diplock, 71, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Laurence Benjamin Gerhardt, 24, United Kingdom

Lloyd Davies, 22, United Kingdom

Lynda Davis, 50, Scotland, United Kingdom

Madelana Ryan, 48, Dublin, Ireland

Marilyn Ann Harnett, 65, Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

Mark Ian Skenerton, 50, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Martin James Edmonds Gattuso, 38, Harborough Magna, Warwickshire

Martin Oppenheim, 65, England

Martin Thomas Donnelly, 34, Stockport, United Kingdom

Mary Magdelina Claus, 64, Nuneaton

Matthew Caraport, 23, United Kingdom

Matthew David Spruell, 38, London

Matthew Thorne, 36, Stirling, United Kingdom

Maurice Hanley, 54, England, United Kingdom

Maxwell John Hynes Giusti, 45, London, United Kingdom

Mike Russell, 42, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Mitchell Carpenter, 23, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Monica Redenham, 63, London

Naomi Everett, 24, Manchester, United Kingdom

Niall Kavanagh, 54, Dublin, Ireland

Nicholas Cooney, 71, Drogheda, Dublin, Ireland

Norah Arscott, 77, Somerset, United Kingdom

Oliver McKevitt, 24, Northern Ireland

Pat Loughran, 66, Dublin, Ireland

Philip James Green, 30, London, United Kingdom

Rachel McDonald, 26, Kent, United Kingdom

Richard Jones, 59, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Richard Bannister, 64, England

Ross Cameron Smith, 22, Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom

Ruth Millington, 25, United Kingdom

Samuel Beckett, 23, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Samuel Luke Bond, 28, Bath, United Kingdom

Seobhan McGuigan, 41, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Shaun Bailey, 27, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Simon Charlesworth, 49, United Kingdom

Sinead Nic Cionna, 31, Monaghan, Ireland

Sonia Downie, 50, London, United Kingdom

Sophie Proffitt, 23, Oxford, United Kingdom

Stephen Burke, 26, Ruislip, United Kingdom

Su Browning, 62, Lambeth, United Kingdom

Susan McDonald, 41, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

Susannah Ross, 20, Bath, United Kingdom

Terry Tremble, 56, England

Thomas Drumm, 55, Monaghan, Ireland

Thomas William Southgate, 23, England

Tracy Ruth Powell, 45, United Kingdom

Victoria Barkas, 34, United Kingdom

Newly weds Alex Schneider and Sam Chappatte, who were among the climbers stranded at Mount Everest base camp, spoke of their terror when they "ran for their lives" when the avalanche hurtled towards them.

They wrote on their blog: "We staggered out (of the tent) to see an avalanche coming straight at us.

"A blast of wind knocked us down but we were able to get up and run to shelter behind some tents and anchor ourselves with our axes.

"We focused on keeping an air hole so we could breathe."

Almost 100 aftershocks, including a magnitude 6.7 tremor on Sunday, have hindered rescue efforts and terrorized residents sleeping in open squares and parks, reported AP.

It is believed up to 10,000 people could be lying under rubble in the Kathmandu valley. Buildings and centuries-old temple, including the iconic nine storey Dharahara tower reduced to a 10 metre stump, were brought down by the earthquake.

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A member of the police force searches a street covered in debris after buildings collapsed in Bhaktapur Omar Havana/Getty Images

Lila Mani Poudyal, the government's chief secretary and the rescue coordinator, has appealed for more help from the international community, saying Nepal was short of everything from paramedics to electricity.

"We are appealing for tents, dry goods, blankets, mattresses, and 80 different medicines ... that we desperately need now," he told reporters. "We don't have the helicopters that we need or the expertise to rescue the people trapped."

Udav Prashad Timalsina, the top official for the Gorkha district, where the earthquake was centered, said isolated communities were not getting the help they needed.

"There are people who are not getting food and shelter. I've had reports of villages where 70 per cent of the houses have been destroyed," he said.

Meanwhile Unicef said nearly one million children in Nepal were severely affected by the earthquake.

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An injured person is carried by rescue members to be airlifted by rescue helicopter at Everest Base Camp ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images