Chilling new footage has emerged from China of the moment people ran for cover at a Tibet border town as the Nepalese earthquake struck the area.

In the one-minute mobile phone video, filmed by a local resident in Tibet on 25 April, screams pierce the air as the ground shakes, buildings collapse and dust and debris from huge landslides begin to surround the border station.

The footage shows just how far the tremors from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 5,000 people struck the region, triggering landslides and damaging buildings.

At least 25 people have died in Tibet, with with a further 117 injured, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

Nearer the epicentre of the earthquake, efforts to reach remote areas have been hampered by inclement weather that has rendered roads unusable, as the country's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala announced the death toll could pass 10,000.

Mercy Corps Nepal country director Sanjay Karki told IBTimes UK his team has been trying to reach some of Nepal's remote areas, where villages have been entirely "swept away".