UAE-based NMC Healthcare airlifted medical supplies worth Dh1.8 million ($490,000) to Nepal last week as part of ongoing efforts to help victims of the devastating earthquakes which have killed thousands in the Himalayan nation.
The number of people killed in Nepal by two major earthquakes has surpassed 8,500, making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country on record, as rescuers on Sunday searched for dozens of people still missing in remote villages.
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, about 76 km east south east of the capital Kathmandu, at a shallow depth of 10 km, the US Geological Survey said.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on April 25, killing more than 8
A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the first disaster and killing at least 66 people, including 17 in neighbouring India and one in Chinese Tibet.
A Bahrain resident has described watching houses fall like dominoes and bodies being pulled from the rubble following another major earthquake that hit eastern Nepal yesterday (May 12).
The 7.3-magnitude quake near the Chinese bor
FedEx Corp has committed approximately $1 million in cash, transportation support and a chartered flight to deliver critical medical aid and supplies to Nepal in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake.
A 10-member team of specialists will leave today for Nepal, accompanying the first consignment of relief aid from Bahrain weighing more than 7,000kg.
They are part of the rescue team under the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) that
A Nepali police team has pulled out the bodies of about 50 people, including some foreign trekkers, from an avalanche-hit area, officials said on Sunday, as the death toll from last month's devastating earthquake climbed to over 7,000.
Thousands of people were still missing in Nepal on Friday as food and help began to trickle through to those stranded in remote areas after last week's earthquake which killed 6,250.
The death toll could rise further. Bodies a
The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake rose steadily past 6,200 on Friday as fresh aftershocks and the stench of rotting bodies made it hard for nervous survivors to return to their homes.
Disposal of the hundreds