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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 13:19
Dozens of Dutch try to flee Nepal
Alarm central SOS International has had contact with 190 Dutch people stuck in Nepal after the earthquake. "They are somewhat reassured because we were able to provide good information." spokesperson Barry Rigter said to RTL Nieuws. "But at least we have until now had no reports of causalities." The alarm central has arranged flights back to the Netherlands for about 47 people in the coming days. They are also looking at possibilities to organize a charter as the number of people wanting to leave the earthquake stricken country increases. But it is still uncertain whether people will actually be able to fly back. "We get varying stories: one moment we hear that the airport is open, then it is closed again. We also understand that flights have been cancelled." A Dutch rescue team from USAR arrived in Kathmandu this morning. The team will help the country with the search and rescue mission after the earthquake.