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Monsoon troubles Nepal quake survivors three months on

KATHMANDU: As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal's earthquake, three months after the disaster upended his life. The 7.8-magnitude quake on April 25 destroyed the 41-year-old's home and left him without a job, forcing him and his young family to take…

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July 25, 2015

 

Nepal landslide toll climbs to 35

KATHMANDU: Rescuers on Friday recovered 14 more bodies following a landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal, taking the confirmed death toll to 35. Up to 20 people are still missing after the landslide, which crushed villages in mountainous Taplejung district Thursday following incessant rains. “The toll has reached 35, but we believe another…

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June 12, 2015

 

Nepal quake death toll becomes highest on record; dozens still missing

KATHMANDU: The number of people killed in Nepal by two major earthquakes has surpassed 8,500, making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country on record, as rescuers on Sunday searched for dozens of people still missing in remote villages. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, killing thousands and demolishing more than…

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May 17, 2015

 

Search for survivors as 65 die in Nepal quake

KATHMANDU: Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as the search resumed for a US military helicopter that went missing while delivering aid. Thousands of traumatised survivors spent the night outdoors, afraid to return to their houses after the 7.3-magnitude quake, which…

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May 13, 2015

 

US copter with eight aboard missing in Nepal quake zone

WASHINGTON: A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter was declared missing on Tuesday with six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers aboard as it was ferrying rice and tarps to earthquake victims in rugged terrain in Nepal, near a town hard hit by the latest deadly aftershocks. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said reports from the…

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May 12, 2015

 

Pakistan condoles with Nepal on fresh loss in earthquake

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday expressed sorrow and grief on the loss of lives in the latest earthquake of 7.3 magnitude that hit Nepal today. Foreign Office Spokesman in a statement said the news of fresh earthquake has shocked and saddened the entire nation of Pakistan. “Our heart goes out to the victims of this repeat…

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May 12, 2015

 

Fresh tremors hit Nepal

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Nepal sent people running out of their houses and buildings. Watch the exclusive visuals of Samaa.

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May 12, 2015

 

16 killed, buildings collapse in fresh Nepal earthquake

KATHMANDU: A new earthquake and several powerful aftershocks hit devastated Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and sending terrified residents running into the streets of the traumatised capital. The 7.3-magnitude quake struck at 12:35 pm, some 76 kilometres (47 miles) east of Kathmandu, the US Geological Survey said, more than two weeks after…

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May 12, 2015

 

Samaa reaches remote areas of Nepal

Samaa’s reporter Abbas Shabbir and cameraman Faisal Masood has successfully reached a remote hilly area near the epicenter of Nepal’s powerful earthquake, becoming first reporting team to reach the devastated area. Samaa finally made it possible. Watch exclusives shots showing massive devastation in a valley near Katmandu.

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May 10, 2015

 

Rolling Stones' Jagger, Wood record Nepal quake charity single

NEW YORK: The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have joined forces with British soul singer Beverley Knight to record a charity single in aid of victims of last month's earthquake in Nepal. The track, entitled “Look into Your Heart” will raise funds for charity Save The Children's Nepal Earthquake Appeal. Wood said he…

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May 6, 2015

 

PM approves Nepal relief assistance package

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday approved a relief and assistance package for the earthquake-affected people of Nepal. The package includes 3000 tents, 39,000 Tarpulin shelters, 1000 blankets, 3000 packs of meals ready to eat, 12 tonnes ofmedicines, 20 tonnes of rice, 0.5 tonne of lentils and three tonnes of food packs. The relief package…

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May 6, 2015

 

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

NEW DELHI: Nepal's earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighbouring countries which have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanisation could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, experts say. Given its location on a seismic faultline, another major earthquake had…

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May 6, 2015

 

Nepal relief effort intensifies as toll rises to 7,557

KATHMANDU: Nepalese authorities said Tuesday that a vast army of emergency workers was finally managing to deliver aid to stranded survivors of a massive earthquake as the death toll from the disaster rose to 7,557. The government said that more than 131,500 Nepalese military and police personnel were now taking part in the massive aid operation…

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May 5, 2015

 

Nepal lauds Pakistan relief operations

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said Pakistan was the first country which immediately responded to the call of help by the Nepalese authorities on the special directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after the devastating earthquake. Addressing a joint press conference with Nepal's Ambassador in Pakistan, Bharat Raj Paudyal and Chairman National Disaster Management…

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May 3, 2015

 

Three survive eight days under Nepal quake rubble; but many trekkers dead

KATHMANDU: Three people were pulled out alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, an official said on Sunday, but rescuers have found about 50 bodies on a popular trekking route that was hit by an avalanche. The current toll of 7,056 dead is likely to rise as an entire…

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May 3, 2015

 

Death toll from Nepal quake passes 7,000

KATHMANDU: The death toll in Nepal from last weekend's devastating earthquake has risen to 7,040, an official from the National Emergency Operations Centre said on Sunday. More than 14,000 other people were injured in the 7.8-magnitude quake that hit the Himalayan nation on August 25, the centre's duty officer said. “But the figure (for the number…

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May 3, 2015

 

4.7 magnitude earthquake jolts Swat, adjoining areas

SWAT: A 4.7 magnitude earthquake on Saturday jolted the northern areas of Pakistan including Swat, Mingorah and adjoining areas, Samaa reported. According to U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck 71 kilometres deep near the Pak-Afghan Tajikistan border. Areas in Nepal, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have been facing aftershocks following the deadly tremor measuring 7.9 magnitude struck…

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May 2, 2015

 

Nepal quake death toll jumps to 6,700

KATHMANDU: Nepal ruled out the possibility Saturday of finding more survivors buried in the rubble from a massive earthquake that killed more than 6,700 people and devastated vast swathes of one of Asia's poorest countries. One week on from Nepal's deadliest quake in over 80 years, hopes of detecting more signs of life among the ruins…

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May 2, 2015

 

Thousands still missing after Nepal quake

KATHMANDU: Thousands of people were still missing in Nepal on Friday as food and help began to trickle through to those stranded in remote areas after last week's earthquake which killed 6,250. Up to 1,000 Europeans are still unaccounted for, mostly around popular trekking routes, the head of the European Union (EU) delegation in Nepal…

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May 1, 2015

 

Nepal quake toll climbs to 6,204

KATHMANDU: The death toll in Nepal from last weekend's devastating earthquake has risen to 6,204, the National Emergency Operations Centre said in its latest update on Friday. A further 13,932 people were injured in Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake, added the centre. More than 100 people in neighbouring India and China also died in the quake, officials say….

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May 1, 2015

 

Pakistan rejects Indian criticism on Nepal aid

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday rejected the criticism of Indian media regarding ready-to-eat food dispatched to Nepal in the aid for earthquake victims, Samaa reported. In a weekly briefing from Foreign Office, Tasnim Aslam said that criticism by Indian media is unwarranted. “Pakistan was one of the first countries to send aid to Nepal”, she added,…

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April 30, 2015

 
 
 
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