Nepal earthquake: Modi takes stock of situation

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The IAF C-17 aircraft with 225 Indians arrived in Delhi from Kathmandu on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took stock of the situation and directed speeding up of efforts to save and evacuate people from Nepal.

The 7.9-magnitude temblor on Saturday left a trail of devastation and suffering, with people spending the cold night in the open because of a series of aftershocks that scared several of the survivors from returning to their homes.

The central government also increased the compensation to Rs. 6 lakh for the families of those killed in the earthquake, a PMO statement said.

The IAF C-17 aircraft with 225 Indians arrived in Delhi from Kathmandu on Sunday.

The Foreign Secretary said “Thirteen military and three civilian aircraft from India to operate to quake-hit Nepal. Five military planes lands in Kathmandu.”

cerdit : thehindu

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