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Russian pediatricians to help Nepalese children hurt in earthquake

April 28, 2015, 18:29 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The earthquake in Nepal claimed more than 5,000 lives. Over 10,000 people were injured

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MOSCOW, April 28. /TASS/. A team of Russian doctors from the Emergency Children's Surgery and Traumatology Research Institute will go to quake-hit Nepal to offer high-quality medical assistance to children hurt in the recent devastating earthquake, the Institute’s press service told TASS on Tuesday.

"A team of seven pediatricians will leave Moscow for Istanbul on April 29. From Istanbul, they will fly to Kathmandu," the press service said, adding that these medics had a vast experience in helping children hurt in natural disasters and wars across the globe.

The trip, sponsored by the international charity fund for helping children in wars and disasters, will be backed by the Russian foreign ministry, Russia’s embassy in Nepal and the Nepalese embassy in Russia, and the Red Cross Committee, the press service said.

A devastating magnitude 7.9 earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday, April 25. The earthquake claimed more than 5,000 lives. Over 10,000 people were injured. Earth tremors were felt in the Indian capital New Delhi and in its eastern, northern and northeastern states, where 70 people were killed and more than 250 injured, in Myanmar, Bangaldesh, and in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks with a magnitude ranging from 3.5 to 6.9.

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