Nepal to send rescue team to Japan

10:07, March 15, 2011      

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The Nepal government has decided to send a rescue team to Japan to assist the ongoing rescue of victims of the devastating tsunami triggered by an massive earthquake, local media reported Monday night.

According to, a team of 15 security personnel, 10 from Nepal Army, three from Nepal Police and two from Armed Police Force (APF) , will fly to Japan to join the rescue works along with 5000 blankets.

Speaking to media after the cabinet meeting held on Monday evening, government spokesperson and Education Minister Gangalal Tuladhar said the decision to send the rescue team is to show sympathy to Japanese people over the tragedy.

Source: Xinhua

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