Nepal for all seasons
May 06 , 2015
Altogether 61 people, including 26 foriegners, were rescued from different quake-hit areas on Tuesday, according to Emergency Command Center at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
A total of 30 helicopters -- 10 of Nepal Army, 2 of private companies, 13 of Indian Army and five of US Army -- were used for rescue purpose and to distribute relief to affected people on the day. Rescue workers distributed 25.3 tons of relief materials to quake victims.
Rescue workers used helicopters to drop relief materials in different villages of Kavre, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha and Dhading where roads have been damaged by the earthquake.
Meanwhile, the government has banned use of drones for aerial photography or other purposes. "If needed, drones can be used after seeking permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN)," a statement issued by the center said.
190 RESCUED ON MONDAY
Rescue workers on Monday rescued 180 Nepalis and 10 foreigners stuck in different parts of the country after the earthquake.
A total of 33 helicopters -- nine of Nepal Army, six of private carriers, 13 of Indian Army and five of US Navy -- were used for rescue works on Monday, according to Emergency Command Center at Tribhuvan International Airport. These helicopters also air-dropped relief material to different villages in Dhading, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Sindhpalchowk, Rasuwa, DOlakha, SIndhuli and Ramechhap districts. Altogether 52.6 tons of relief materials were distributed in those area, a statement issued by the center said.
Similarly, private helicopter companies rescued altogether 85 people including foreign tourists on the day.