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Turkey continues aid stream to quake-hit Nepal with four-tons of aid supplies

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Turkey’s emergency agency announced on Tuesday it would continue to support quake-hit Nepal, sending a four-ton medical and food supply package.

The head of Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), Fuat Oktay told reporters in Istanbul that the AFAD and other Turkish aid teams have been continuing their search and rescue efforts in Nepal.

“With this aid, the AFAD will have reached about 20 tons of humanitarian assistance to Nepal to date,” said Oktay, adding that aid materials were being delivered to the Nepalese Health Ministry.

Oktay recalled that the AFAD, Turkish Red Crescent and Doctors Worldwide were among the first teams that arrived in Nepal after the tremor.

The April 25 earthquake — estimated to be 7.5 strong — killed more than 8,150 people and injured up to 18,000.

In a matter of weeks, a second earthquake hit Nepal on May 12, killing at least another 50 people.

Resource: Daily Sabah, May 19, 2015

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