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Russian Emergencies Ministry sends aircraft to Nepal to evacuate Russians

May 01, 2015, 23:43 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, May 1. /TASS/. Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has dispatched an aircraft to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu to evacuate over 40 Russians wishing to leave the country, the ministry told TASS Friday.

"An An-148 plane took off from the Moscow Region airfield of Ramenskoye at 20:00 Moscow Time to evacuate some 40 Russian nationals from Nepal," a ministry spokesman said.

On April 29, two Emergencies Ministry planes took 128 nationals of Russia and other countries from Nepal to Moscow.

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on April 25. According to the latest data, 6,621 people have been killed and another 14,040 people injured. The quake has ruined 138,000 houses and has damaged 120,000 buildings.

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