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Naveen offers ODRAF Help for Rescue Operations in Nepal

Bhubaneswar, April 27: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has extended his helping hand for the earthquake-hit Nepal by offering to send Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) for the rescue and evacuation operation in the neighbouring country.

Patnaik has written a letter in this regard extending help for the quake-hit people.

On the other hand, Under-14 girls football team, which has five women footballers from Odisha including Shraddhanjali Samantray, has returned from Nepal. They were practising on the ground in Nepal when the quake jolted the entire nation.

Patnaik quickly acted seeking help from Centre to rescue the football team from Nepal. He has expressed condolence over the deaths in the neighbouring nation. More than 3218 people were killed and thousands are still trapped under the debris.

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