More NDRF teams headed for Nepal for quake relief: Rajnath Singh

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New Delhi, April 26: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said six more teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are being sent to Nepal in addition to the 10 teams that have already been rushed for quake relief.

Singh, who reviewed the ongoing relief and rescue operations in quake-hit areas of Nepal and India on Sunday, tweeted: "Six more NDRF teams will be despatched to earthquake affected areas in Nepal. 10 teams were already pressed into action."


He also said the Bureau of Immigration has been instructed by the ministry to "give gratis visas to all tourists stranded in Nepal". [Earthquake: India sends disaster personnel, relief to Nepal]

"The Sashastra Seema Bal has been instructed by the home ministry to set up camps along the border to provide medical help to tourists crossing India Nepal border," he tweeted.

He said he spoke to chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar "asking them to mobilise a fleet of buses and ambulances to rescue people trapped in Nepal".

Around 2,000 people have been killed in Nepal following the massive quake on Saturday. A fresh quake struck Nepal on Sunday.


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