Sunday 26 April 2015

Rescue Teams Rush To Nepal Earthquake Zone

Rescuers in Nepal are continuing the desperate search for people trapped by the earthquake that has claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people.

Teams from all over the world are now heading to Nepal to search for survivors and provide food and shelter to people left homeless by the 7.9 magnitude quake.
Indian air force planes were among the first to arrive, landing on Sunday with 43 tons of aid, including tents and food, and nearly 200 rescuers.
UK teams set to join the relief effort include 14 volunteers from from UK charity Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters.
They are heading to Kathmandu with 1.5 tons of specialist equipment to rescue people from collapsed buildings.
The quake, which hit on Saturday, flattened houses and temples and triggered an avalanche on Everest which killed 17 – the worst ever loss of life on the mountain.
Police in the capital Kathmandu say bodies are still arriving at one hospital in the city.
Officer Sudan Shreshtha told reporters his team had brought in 166 corpses overnight.

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