Russian planes evacuate over 160 people from Nepal - Russian emergencies ministry

There is no need in further evacuations as quake-hit Nepal is regaining stability, said chief of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry's combined rescue team working in Nepal, Alexander Romanov.

"The situation is getting back to normal. The focus is now on medical aid to the victims, and food and first necessity supplies. Aid has been provided to 180 victims. The ministry's planes have evacuated 164 people. There is no further need in urgent evacuations," he said in an conference call on Tuesday.

The combined recue team continues efforts to deal with the quake aftermath.

"Russian specialists are working in a group responsible for receiving and sending out international aid. Search and rescue work is being done by ten mobile groups in the northern and eastern suburbs of Kathmandu," Romanov said.

Thirty-five districts are being searched and rubble has been cleared away from an area of 35,000 square meters.

"Efforts are being made to aid Russian citizens in Nepal. Contact has been established with groups of Russian citizens in out-of-the-way districts of Nepal. The situation is under control. An operation has been launched to track down two tourists," he said.

Russian Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov said that in addition to personalized aid to the victims, a search must be organized for the missing people

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