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Nepalese PM visits quake zone and takes woman to hospital in his helicopter

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By Seamus Kearney
Nepalese PM visits quake zone and takes woman to hospital in his helicopter

<p>The Nepalese Prime Minister has visited some of the areas worst affected by the country’s two massive earthquakes.</p> <p>And someone’s life may have been saved by his visit.</p> <p>A seriously injured woman was transported to a hospital in the prime minister’s helicopter, after British paramedics pleaded with officials to help save her.</p> <p>Sushil Koirala was being briefed on the rescue effort following a 7.3 magnitude quake on Tuesday.</p> <p>It added to the misery for thousands of people who were barely starting to recover from the massive 7.8 magnitude quake on April the 25th.</p> <p>One resident said: “Before, on April 25, I was not feeling so scared but now after May 12 (second earthquake) it’s become frequent, now I’m getting a little bit of fear in my body … I’m scared about it.”</p> <p>Some 100 people died in this week’s tremor, on top of the more than 8,000 who died in the first quake, and an untold number of people have been injured.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Displaced and distraught, women and girls in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nepal?src=hash">#Nepal</a> need all the help they can get <a href="http://t.co/lT0GDk4rnH">http://t.co/lT0GDk4rnH</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NepalQuake?src=hash">#NepalQuake</a> <a href="http://t.co/SkxxE5ze3I">pic.twitter.com/SkxxE5ze3I</a></p>— <span class="caps">UNFPA</span> (@UNFPA) <a href="https://twitter.com/UNFPA/status/598861919466946560">May 14, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blog post from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nepal?src=hash">#Nepal</a>: "The only thing left standing here are crops" <a href="http://t.co/9rSkf8Jw1T">http://t.co/9rSkf8Jw1T</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EarthquakeAgain?src=hash">#EarthquakeAgain</a> <a href="http://t.co/7ApQDy9PQT">pic.twitter.com/7ApQDy9PQT</a></p>— EU Humanitarian Aid (@eu_echo) <a href="https://twitter.com/eu_echo/status/598815276235362304">May 14, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nepal?src=hash">#Nepal</a>: <span class="caps">WFP</span> initiates a rapid assessment mission as the 2nd massive <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/quake?src=hash">#quake</a> hits the country <a href="http://t.co/3wEdOCkfUC">http://t.co/3wEdOCkfUC</a> <a href="http://t.co/bdJSabS4Ph">pic.twitter.com/bdJSabS4Ph</a></p>— World Food Programme (@WFP) <a href="https://twitter.com/WFP/status/598787784808235008">May 14, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In the wake of two <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nepal?src=hash">#Nepal</a> earthquakes, many children & families are staying outdoors; buildings no longer feel safe. <a href="http://t.co/bNiYf8kor4">pic.twitter.com/bNiYf8kor4</a></p>— Save the Children UK (@savechildrenuk) <a href="https://twitter.com/savechildrenuk/status/598789544650113024">May 14, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>