Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Sunday said 126 Home Team officers are focusing their efforts on the Gorkha district in quake-hit Nepal. food relief
Deputy PM Teo Chee Hean posted on his Facebook that 30 more officers reached Nepal on Sunday with more relief supplies.
The Home Team contingent now consisted of 60 officers from the Singapore Civil Defense Force and 66 officers from the Singapore Police Force, which is the largest Home Team deployment for an overseas relief operation.
Teo said that the contingent is staging out of Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest city, to reach Gorkha district by helicopter.
Gorkha is close to the epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred between Pokhara and Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Road connections there have also been damaged.
Death toll from the powerful earthquake in Nepal on April 25 has climbed to 7,240 on Sunday, and 14,122 others have been injured. Nepal’s tourism industry has also been severely hit as at least 14 historic buildings have been destroyed or severely damaged. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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