Chinese team sent to Kathmandu for rescue operations after quake

Nepal Earthquake

The Chinese International Search and Rescue Team sets off for Nepal for disaster relief on April 25, 2015. (Photo by CCTV correspondent Tang Bo)

A Chinese rescue team in Kathmandu has already rescued one victim.

The team was assigned to a group of older residential buildings. The victim, a man in his twenties, was trapped between floors of his building. The team climbed through a narrow opening in the badly damaged building to get to him. The victim appeared to be in stable condition.

“This type of situation, an earthquake of this magnitude, is very difficult for rescue. Because there’s not enough space for equipment, we have to go manual,” said by Fu Yunpeng, the captain of Chinese rescue team.
The team continues to look for more survivors.

The China International Search and Rescue Team (CISAR) left Nepal at 6 a.m. Sunday Beijing time following a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Saturday.

The CISAR left for Nepal to help with local disaster relief. In total 62 rescue personnel with six sniffer dogs and some emergency relief equipment set off from Beijing Capital International Airport Sunday morning. It is the tenth mission the rescue team carry out since its establishment.

The team, taking a chartered plane, arrived in Kathmandu midday Sunday, the China Earthquake Administration announced.

A massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal at 2:11 p.m. Beijing time.

This story was compiled with information provided by Xinhua, China Military Online, and CCTV’s Tang Bo.

 

Nepalese cheer after China International Search and Rescue Team rescued a survior in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 26, 2015. China International Search and Rescue Team rescued the first survivor during its humanitarian mission following a fatal quake in Nepal. (Xinhua/Bai Yang)

Nepalese cheer after China International Search and Rescue Team rescued a survior in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 26, 2015. China International Search and Rescue Team rescued the first survivor during its humanitarian mission following a fatal quake in Nepal. (Xinhua/Bai Yang)

 

Members of China International Search and Rescue Team discuss rescue plan in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 26, 2015. China International Search and Rescue Team rescued the first survivor during its humanitarian mission following a fatal quake in Nepal. (Xinhua/Bai Yang)

(150426) -- KATHMANDU, April 26, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Members of China International Search and Rescue Team transfer a survivor in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 26, 2015. China International Search and Rescue Team rescued the first survivor during its humanitarian mission following a fatal quake in Nepal. (Xinhua/Bai Yang)

(150426) — KATHMANDU, April 26, 2015 (Xinhua) — Members of China International Search and Rescue Team transfer a survivor in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 26, 2015. China International Search and Rescue Team rescued the first survivor during its humanitarian mission following a fatal quake in Nepal. (Xinhua/Bai Yang)

(150426) -- KATHMANDU, April 26, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Members of China International Search and Rescue Team transfer a survivor in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 26, 2015. China International Search and Rescue Team rescued the first survivor during its humanitarian mission following a fatal quake in Nepal. (Xinhua/Bai Yang)

(150426) — KATHMANDU, April 26, 2015 (Xinhua) — Members of China International Search and Rescue Team transfer a survivor in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 26, 2015. China International Search and Rescue Team rescued the first survivor during its humanitarian mission following a fatal quake in Nepal. (Xinhua/Bai Yang)

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The Chinese International Search and Rescue Team sets off for Nepal for disaster relief on April 25, 2015.

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The Chinese International Search and Rescue Team sets off for Nepal for disaster relief on April 25, 2015.

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The Chinese International Search and Rescue Team sets off for Nepal for disaster relief on April 25, 2015.

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The Chinese International Search and Rescue Team sets off for Nepal for disaster relief on April 25, 2015.

Photos provided by CCTV correspondent Tang Bo and Xinhua.