1,935 Indians evacuated from earthquake-hit Nepal

| Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:16
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Nepal Earthquake: 1,935 Indians evacuated

NEW DELHI: The relief and rescue operations are underway in quake-hit Nepal and total 1,935 Indians have been evacuated so far since Saturday. 

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Monday confirmed the number of Indians evacuated from Nepal on Twitter, saying “A total of 1935 Indians have been evacuated to India via IAF aircrafts since 25 April.”

“More flights are expected to land today,” said Swarup, adding one C-17 of IAF arrived on Monday early morning in Delhi from Kathmandu with 291 passengers on board.

On Sunday night, 226 stranded Indians in Kathmandu reached Delhi by IAF flight, while in the early hours of Sunday, an IL-76 aircraft reached Delhi with 152 passengers on board and another C-17 Globemaster III returned with 247 Indians. Total number of evacuees crossed 1,417. 

More than 3,200 people were killed in the powerful earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday and over 5,000 people were injured. (Also Read: LIVE: Nepal Earthquake – Death toll rises to 3,200; Aftershocks hamper relief efforts)

At least 62 people were killed in various part of India in the worst quake. 

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My daughter, Poulomi Chatterjee, along with her friends Dev Sarkar, Barkha Sarkar, Neha Samkaria, Anshuman, Rohan and others are still stranded at Kathmandu. The Helpline numbers are not responding or switched off. The Helpline number provided by the Govt. of West Bengal does not exist. My daughter's photo was exhibited in the NewsX Channel last night. Last communication we received was in the evening of 26/04. They were in the queue outside the airport. After that there is no news. May I ask, what the Govt.s are planning to do now? Why the Helpline number is switched off?

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