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Russia to send over 90 rescuers, relieve aid to quake-hit Nepal

April 26, 2015, 19:53 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The Nepalese home ministry said on Sunday the death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal had reached 2,430 as of 18:00 local time (15:30 Moscow Time)
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MOSCOW, April 26. /TASS/. More than 90 Russian rescuers will go to Nepal to help in the rescue operation after the devastating earthquake that hit that country on Saturday, a spokesman for the Russian emergencies ministry told TASS on Sunday.

"The Russian emergencies ministry’s planes will deliver to Nepal five special vehicles and more than 90 rescuers, including climbers, specialists with dogs, medics and psychologists," the spokesman said, adding that apart from that the Russian emergencies ministry would send humanitarian aid - food products and articles of daily necessity.

A devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday. The Nepalese home ministry said on Sunday the death toll from the devastating earthquake in Nepal had reached 2,430 as of 18:00 local time (15:30 Moscow Time). As many as 5,936 people were injured.

India’s Meteorology Department says earth tremors of a magnitude ranging from four to 6.9 are still being registered in that country. The most powerful aftershock of a magnitude of 6.9 was registered at 12:39 /10:09 Moscow Time/. At least five more aftershocks ranged from 4 to 4.5 points and one had a magnitude of 5 points.

The latest magnitude 4 aftershock was registered at 14:16 local time (11:46 Moscow time). Its epicenter was located 50 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu at a depth of ten kilometres.

Earth tremors are felt in India’s eastern and northeastern states, where the death toll is nearing 100, and in Myanmar and Bangaldesh.

The death toll in the Nepal earthquake may reach 5,000 people, the Nepalese Defense Ministry said.

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