Death Toll in Nepal Earthquake Passes 1,800

Israel's rescue organizations to send a joint delegation to assist in the aftermath of devastating Nepal earthquake.

Ben Ariel,

Earthquake in Nepal
Earthquake in Nepal
Reuters

The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal has jumped to 1,805, a home ministry official said Sunday morning (local time), according to Reuters.

The official said 4,718 people have been injured in the country's worst quake in 81 years.

Nepal has urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an assessment of the situation, via telephone, with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, on Saturday night.

It was agreed to dispatch – as soon as possible – a rescue delegation including medical elements.

The delegation will land near the affected zone and make its preparations until it becomes possible to land in Nepal. Israelis in the affected zone will receive the means necessary to return to Israel.

Meanwhile, ZAKA, United Hatzalah and the F.I.R.S.T first aid organization announced that they would on Sunday send a joint delegation to the disaster area in Nepal.

The delegation will set up community clinics on the ground and assist in rescuing bodies trapped underneath rubble.




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