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Global relief effort underway after Nepal earthquake leaves 2,500 dead, thousands injured

2015-04-27 08:44:01       source:FOX News

April 26, 2015

'Governments and charities from the United States to the Middle East rushed personnel and aid to Nepal Sunday after Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake and ensuing aftershocks rattled the Himalayan nation, leaving 2,500 dead and thousands injured according to Nepalese authorities.

U.N. spokeswoman Orla Fagan, who is heading to Nepal, said preventing the spread of disease is one of the most important tasks facing aid workers who are arriving.

"There are 14 international medical teams on the way and either 14 or 15 international search-and-rescue teams on the way," she said. "They need to get in as soon as possible. They will use military aircraft to get them into Nepal."'

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