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US sends $10 mn in Nepal quake aid

A Nepalese woman walks past a damaged house in Kathmandu on April 27, 2015The United States said Monday it is sending $10 million in relief to help the victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal, where the death toll surpassed 4,000, including at least four Americans. The Pentagon also ordered about 24 US Army Green Beret commandos who were already in Nepal on training missions to join in rescue efforts, officials said. Some of the Green Beret special forces troops — who were in Nepal for high-altitude training — are helping to search for victims “along popular trekking routes” including the Mount Everest base camp route, spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters. With fears rising of food and water shortages, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Pentagon chief Ashton Carter announced the latest details of the American aid effort, including a second military cargo flight to ferry rescue workers to Nepal.

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