47 people from Gujarat return home safe from Nepal: Govt

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Ahmedabad, Apr 26: Gujarat government today said out of the approximately 550 people from Gujarat, stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal, 47 have reached home safely.

"Forty seven people from Gujarat have returned to the state from the quake-hit Nepal. As per the data collected from 'Gujarat Bhavan', 27 people have returned to India earlier today. Besides, 20 others have reached the state in a private bus late in the evening," Gujarat Relief Commissioner D N Pandey told PTI.

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Approximately 500 more people from Gujarat are still stranded in Nepal and all of them were safe, he added. According to Pandey, a group of 40 students from Rajkot have come back from Nepal and reached Gorakhpur.

"All of them are likely to reach their respective towns tomorrow," he said.

The Gujarat government is coordinating with the Centre and airport authorities to facilitate return of people from the state stuck in Nepal and has made arrangements for their stay in the national capital, a state government release said.

The Resident Commissioner's office is coordinating with the Ministry of External Affairs and Indian Embassy in Kathmandu and also working with airport authorities for in-bound passengers, it added.

Meanwhile, mild tremors were today felt in northern parts of Gujarat due to fresh aftershocks in Nepal after a massive earthquake in the Himalayan nation, but there was no casualty or damage to property in the western state.

Over 2,400 people have been killed in a devastating temblor yesterday in Nepal.

PTI

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