Homage to Earthquake Victims paid in Parliament


New Delhi, April 27: The members of the parliament in both the houses on Monday paid homage to the victims, who lost their lives in a series of quakes in Nepal.

The members observe silence for a minute to pay obituary to the victims.

The 7.9 magnitude massive earthquake jolted and devastated entire Nepal triggering tremors in parts of north and northeast India on Saturday. The aftershocks and tremors were also felt yesterday. Over 3218 people were killed in the natural disaster. Houses, buildings and heritage monuments in Nepal were completely damaged. The quakes triggered avalanches in Mount Everest where 18 mountaineers were killed and others are missing.

Acting on war footing level, India extended its help to the neighbouring country by sending NDRF teams and Air Force teams to rescue and evacuate the trapped people. India is also sending six medical teams, engineering task force components, blankets, tents and other items to Nepal.

The relief materials have also been sent for the survivors, who are now spending nights and days in hungry without a roof and families, friends and relatives.

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