A YOUNG Scot feared missing following Nepal’s earthquake has confirmed he is alive and well.
Brian Monteith was among a list of missing Britons compiled by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
But the 22-year-old from Glasgow used a website set up to help search for the missing to confirm he is alive.
The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake has soared past 3,700 and is expected to rise further as rescue workers struggle to reach remote villages two days after the disaster.
Reports received so far by the government and aid groups suggest that many communities perched on mountainsides are devastated or struggling to cope.
Nepal police said in a statement today that the country’s death toll had risen to 3,617 people. That does not include the 18 people killed in the avalanche, which were counted by the mountaineering association. Another 61 people were killed in neighbouring India, and China reported 20 people dead in Tibet.
The RAF is expected to deliver much-needed supplies and reinforcements to Nepal today as the rescue and relief effort continues.
Medics and experts from the UK flew out last night after the country was devastated by an earthquake which claimed more than 2,000 lives.
The Foreign Office said it had not received reports of any Britons being killed or injured but that embassy staff had assisted 200 people.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: “There are several hundred British nationals in Nepal at this time of year and we expect that almost certainly some will have been caught up in the earthquakes. But at this moment we have no reports of any British nationals killed or injured.”
Mr Hammond added that damage to communications infrastructure was making it difficult to contact some people who may be in remote locations, meaning it could be some time before all the Britons in the region could be identified and accounted for.
He continued: “The Foreign Office is urgently deploying additional consular response teams from London and Delhi to reinforce our embassy staff and looking at what else we can do.”
The Department for International Development (DFID) also announced £5 million of humanitarian aid for Nepal.
It deployed a team of more than 60 search and rescue responders and medical experts as part of a cross-government surge to support the relief effort.
A DFID-chartered flight was due to leave the UK for Kathmandu last night, carrying seven international search and rescue crews, four search and rescue dogs, a medical support team and a hazardous materials specialist.
They took with them more than 11 tonnes of kit, including torches, axes, rope, search cameras, stretchers and tents.
Rescue efforts in the country are expected to be reinforced as volunteers and experts start arriving to help deal with the destruction.
LIST OF THOSE MISSING AFTER QUAKE
Here is a full list of British and Irish-born people believed to be missing in Nepal, compiled by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC):
Abdulla Dahab, 20, London
Adam Powell, 45, Great Britain
Alex Murphy, 25, Dublin
Andrew Robertson, 56, England
Ann McNeil, 66, Sussex
Arron Conran, 22, Ireland
Ashrafe Sultana, 31, London
Brian Allen, 41, Edinburgh
Callumn Shally, 21, England
Chloe Pincho, 27, England
Ciaran Sands, 55, Ireland
Cliodhna Cork, 21, Dublin
Daniel Thomas Hughes, 36, Wrexham
Darine Flanagan, 22, Galway
Darren Alexander Smith, 27, Edinburgh
Darren Russell, 26, Wrexham
Deniz Csern Oklavek, 48, Luton
Derek Waters, 56, Dartford
Emma Louise Waterton, 37, UK
Emmet Gallagher, 33, Dublin
Evan Mark Williams, 51, Wolverhampton
Fiona Lamont, 26, Staffordshire
Gary Williams, 52, Plymouth
George Richard Wilson, 69, Manchester
Hayley Saul, 32, Northampton
Heather Chan, 34, Dundee
Heather Stretton, 47, Louth, Lincolnshire
Helen Pounder, 21, Bishop Auckland
Huw Alexander Lashmar, 57, Wales
Ian Wainman, 42, Merseyside
Jack Kilpatrick, 24, England
Jack Young, 21, England
Jacqueline Bushe, 54, Donegal
Jacqueline Toal, 34, Glasgow
Janet Brownlie, 59, UK
Jason Russell, 28 Wrexham
Jonathan Hikmet, 25, UK
Jonathan William Blott, 24, UK
Joseph Ire Sieder, 45, London
Karl Townsend, 43, Liverpool
Kathleen R Fellows, 70, England
Keith Diplock, 71, East Sussex
Laurence Benjamin Gerhardt, 24, UK
Lloyd Davies, 22, UK
Lynda Davis, 50, Scotland
Madelana Ryan, 48, Dublin
Marilyn Ann Harnett, 65, Saffron Walden
Mark Ian Skenerton, 50, Chelmsford
Martin James Edmonds Gattuso, 38, Harborough Magna, Warwickshire
Martin Oppenheim, 65, England
Martin Thomas Donnelly, 34, Stockport
Mary Magdelina Claus, 64, Nuneaton
Matthew Caraport, 23, UK
Matthew David Spruell, 38, London
Matthew Thorne, 36, Stirling
Maurice Hanley, 54, England
Maxwell John Hynes Giusti, 45, London
Mike Russell, 42, Lancashire
Mitchell Carpenter, 23, Aberdeen
Monica Redenham, 63, London
Naomi Everett, 24, Manchester
Niall Kavanagh, 54, Dublin
Nicholas Cooney, 71, Drogheda
Norah Arscott, 77, Somerset
Oliver McKevitt, 24, Northern Ireland
Pat Loughran, 66, Dublin
Philip James Green, 30, London
Rachel McDonald, 26, Kent
Richard Jones, 59, Glasgow
Richard Bannister, 64, England
Ross Cameron Smith, 22, Dumfries
Ruth Millington, 25, UK
Samuel Beckett, 23, Portsmouth
Samuel Luke Bond, 28, Bath
Seobhan McGuigan, 41, Edinburgh
Shaun Bailey, 27, Stoke-on-Trent
Simon Charlesworth, 49, UK
Sinead Nic Cionna, 31, Monaghan
Sonia Downie, 50, London
Sophie Proffitt, 23, Oxford
Stephen Burke, 26, Ruislip
Su Browning, 62, Lambeth
Susan McDonald, 41, Dundee
Susannah Ross, 20, Bath
Terry Tremble, 56, England
Thomas Drumm, 55, Monaghan
Thomas William Southgate, 23, England
Tracy Ruth Powell, 45, UK
Victoria Barkas, 34, United Kingdom