China steps up rescue operations in earthquake hit Nepal

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Kathmandu, April 28 (ANI): Chinese rescue and medical teams have stepped up rescue operations, following Saturday’s 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has sent IL-76 planes to transport army rescuers and aid supplies to Nepal. The first batch of 55 army rescuers, experienced in earthquake rescue missions, with rescue equipment and sniffer dogs arrived in Kathmandu on Monday. Another 45 soldiers are scheduled to leave for Nepal on Tuesday. China’s foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters that the government was also sending 186 tonnes of relief supplies that included tents and blankets.

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