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Nepal Army launches Operation Sankat Mochan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kathmandu, May 8: The Nepal Army on Friday launched its ambitious Operation Sankat Mochan to mobilise its personnel in quake hit areas as foreign search and research teams have left the Himalayan tion.

Nepal Army said it has deployed its personnel in 580 villages in 14 districts in a “bid to bring the situation under normalcy,” Nepal Army spokesperson Gen. Jagadish Chandra Pokharel said. The army will conduct search and rescue, will assist the people survived from the quake as the government may not reach out in some of remote areas, he said.

The army will also remain engage in information collection and humanitarian assistance like building temporary houses and providing shelters for needy for a month in the quake hit areas. The killer earthquake on April 25 has left over 8,000 people dead and 16,000 others injured. (IANS)

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