See Article History Alternative Title: Gorkha earthquake Nepal earthquake ofalso called Gorkha earthquake, severe earthquake that struck near the city of Kathmandu in central Nepal on April 25,
Up to eight Mi helicopters are being used for missions such as air-dropping relief materials. The Indian Foreign Secretary, S. Jaishankar announced that six more National Disaster Response Force teams would be sent to Nepal in the next 48 hours. He also announced that the aircraft sent to Nepal would not just rescue Indians, but citizens of other countries as well.
These would airlift army forward hospitals, teams of doctors, nurses, and paramedics, engineering task forces, water, food, National Disaster Response Force teams, medical personnel and equipment, blankets and tents. Nearly 1, National Disaster Response Force personnel were also pressed into service, and a "big evacuation" of Indian citizens was underway through the road route.
The government deployed 35 buses to evacuate stranded Indians in Nepal via two routes - Sonauli and Raxaul - along the Indo-Nepal border. India started issuing goodwill visas to foreigners stranded in Nepal and mobilizing buses and ambulances to bring them to India by road.
The Indian Army was in the process of sending 10 engineer task forces with machinery to clear roads and debris.
The troops have taken with them a further 10, blankets and 1, tents are on standby.
The Indian army was also bringing oxygen cylinders for distribution to medical teams. Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised help.
With the weather improving, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army fanned out to remote areas while continuing to transport essential items from various bases to Kathmandu and evacuating distressed persons to India.
A member medical team, along with medical supplies, was sent to Nepal from Rajasthan. The Sashastra Seema Bal dispatched over three dozen vehicles, including ambulances and water tankers to Nepal from its border camps.
The Indian government dispatched a further tons of food packets and dry rations, 50 tons of water, 2 tons of medicines, 40 tents and 1, blankets to Nepal.he attack took place in Houston, Texas, and the police are still searching for the suspect. A severe dust storm has hit NSW which has caused a public health warning has been put in place for Sydney and Canberra, as concerns a repeat of the famous dust storm could be on the cards.
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