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Russia’s medical teams provide assistance to over 120 Nepal quake victims

May 05, 2015, 9:46 UTC+3 MOSCOW
"In total, 125 citizens, including 50 Russians and also six Ukrainian nationals and 69 local citizens have been provided with medical assistance," a Russian Emergencies Ministry's official said
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MOSCOW, May 5. /TASS/. Doctors of Russia’s Emergencies Ministry have rendered assistance to a total of 125 people affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the ministry’s press service told TASS on Tuesday.

"In total, 125 citizens, including 50 Russians, with six children among them, and also six Ukrainian nationals and 69 local citizens have been provided with medical assistance," a ministry official said.

A gathering point for Russian citizens has been set up on the basis of the Russian science and culture center in the Republic of Nepal. There are currently no Russians there.

An effort to locate Russians in Nepal is ongoing. The Russian tourists who have been found earlier do not need to be evacuated. A search for two Russian diplomats is continuing in the Langtang National Park, in the Himalayas of Nepal to the north of the Kathmandu Valley.

The devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on April 25. The death toll of the earthquake has reached more than 7,000 people, while more than 14,000 others have been injured.

According to the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC), at least 6.6 million citizens have been affected by the disaster.

Seismologists have registered 67 aftershocks after the devastating earthquake. The magnitude of aftershocks varied from 3.2 to 6.9, most of them were felt on the territory of India, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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