Naveen announces Rs 5 Crore Aid for Quake Victims in Nepal

Bhubaneswar, April 30: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik extended his helping hand for the quake hit Nepal by announcing assistance of Rs 5 crore for the victims.

Earlier, Patnaik had offered ODRAF teams to the neighbouring country for the rescue operation.

Already, three officials of the Odisha State Disaster Mitigation Authority have been sent to Nepal to help the armed forces and volunteers in the relief works.

The death toll has gone up to more than 5000 in Nepal after a series of earthquakes ravaged the country on Saturday. More than 80 lakh people were affected and thousands were injured.

Hundreds of people from Odisha are also stranded in Nepal and waiting for safe return to home. The government has started the process on war-footing level to bring back the Odias from disaster-hit country.

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