Nepal: Victims of the Earthquake receive aid

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Nepalese army soldiers carry a victim for treatment at the camp of the Chinese government medical team at an army barrack in Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal, April 28, 2015. A 58-strong Chinese government medical team arrived in Nepal Monday morning to carry out humanitarian mission after the country was struck by a powerful earthquake at midday Saturday. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)

People at the epicenter of the Saturday’s devastating Earthquake in Nepal have started to receive aid.

The United Nations has said its expanding the aid program to include other big areas that that have been devastated by the disaster.

The 7.8 quake has claimed more than 5,000 lives. Many survivors in Nepal remain in desperate need of food and water.

A specialist medical team from China has been working in Nepal since Sunday, treating hundreds of people injured by the earthquake.

The 58-member team consists of health professionals from Chinese hospitals, disease prevention centers, and the Sichuan provincial health department.

They have set up a makeshift hospital in one of the worst affected areas, 30 kilometers north of Kathmandu.

“We are operating as we planned. Three different treatment areas have been established. This is the diagnosis area, the second is the treatment center and the third area is for logistical support,” said Wu Weijian, emergency center head of Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital.

“So we have established the structure of this temporary hospital. We will have 20 more tents arriving tonight. With that, we will complete the structure of this hospital.”

Nepalese army soldiers carry a victim for treatment at the camp of the Chinese government medical team at an army barrack in Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal, April 28, 2015. A 58-strong Chinese government medical team arrived in Nepal Monday morning to carry out humanitarian mission after the country was struck by a powerful earthquake at midday Saturday. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)

Nepalese army soldiers carry a victim for treatment at the camp of the Chinese government medical team at an army barrack in Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal, April 28, 2015. A 58-strong Chinese government medical team arrived in Nepal Monday morning to carry out humanitarian mission after the country was struck by a powe

Thousands of people are queuing to board buses and leave the capital, amid fears of further aftershocks.

The government is providing free transport for Kathmandu residents hoping to travel to their hometowns. School buses have been sent to supplement overstretched services.

When the shaking finally stopped, a couple of minutes after it began, Indra said all the homes in his village of Tarkebesi, between 60 and 70 of them, had collapsed.

That afternoon, still unsure of whether his daughter was safe, Indra helped his neighbors rescue one person, alive, from the day’s destruction.

Saturday’s earthquake has so far claimed more than 5,000 lives.

 

 

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