Saturday's powerful earthquake spread horror from Kathmandu to small villages and to the slopes of Mount Everest[$，] triggering an avalanche that buried part of the base camp packed with foreign climbers preparing to make their summit attempts.
Two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) C-130 aircrafts departed for Kathmandu on Thursday morning at about 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively, Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said in a news release.
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