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352 Nepalis, 101 foreigners rescued on Thursday

May 01 , 2015

352 Nepalis, 101 foreigners rescued on Thursday

Rescue workers rescued 352 injured Nepalis and 101 foreigners from different parts of the country on April 30.

According to Emergency Command Center at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a total of 108 rescue flights were made with 29 helicopters to different parts of the country. Eight helicopters of Nepal Army, seven of private helicopter operators and 14 of Indian Army were used for the purpose. These choppers also distributed relief materials in different disaster hit areas.

The helicopters rescued injured people from different parts of Dhading, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowok, Rasuwa, Dolakha and Ramechhap districts. They distributed around 36.7 tons of relief materials to the earthquake survivors.

TIA has shifted commercial flights to nighttime to make sure that the airport is not congested during daytime for rescue flights, a press statement issued by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said.