Singapore sends two military aircrafts to Nepal with assistance

2015-04-30 05:58:36 GMT2015-04-30 13:58:36(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

SINGAPORE, April 30 (Xinhua) -- 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.

Sustenance and medical supplies, six additional SAF personnel from the Changi Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Coordination Centre (RHCC) and eight personnel from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) were onboard the two aircrafts, MINDEF said.

The additional RHCC personnel will augment the existing team already on the ground assisting the Nepalese disaster management authorities and military in coordinating the relief effort.

The RBAF personnel will join the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) medical team deployed to Gokarna town, where both armed forces will work together to provide medical assistance to the earthquake victims.

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