03/05/2015 10:31 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam provides emergency aid for earthquake-hit Nepal

Hanoi, May 2 (VNA) – The Vietnamese Government has provided 50,000 USD in emergency aid to help Nepal address the consequences of the recent earthquake which has so far claimed more than 6,000 lives.

According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondents in India , at 3:30 pm on May 1, most of trapped Vietnamese nationals in Nepal arrived in Kathmandu capital safe and sound.

At least 35 Vietnamese nationals are expected to leave the city on May 2, transit at India ’s New Delhi airport, and then fly to Ho Chi Minh City .

The air tickets are paid by the insurance company AIG.

Currently, 11 Vietnamese are on the way to Kathmandu , while at least 12 others have yet been contacted.

The death toll from the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 has climbed to 6,250 and the number of injured has risen to 14,357, Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs said in its latest update on May 1.
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