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Relief Effort Underway after Earthquake in Nepal

Over 3 300 people are presumed dead following a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal Saturday night.

More news of devastation continues to trickle out of Nepal as rescue teams struggle to reach residents.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal Saturday night. Police are estimating more than 3 300 people have been lost so far. But that doesn't include at least 18 people killed by a quake-triggered avalanche that swept over a Mount Everest base camp or another 61 people also killed in neighbouring India, and 20 more reported dead in Tibet.

Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team was deployed from Trenton last night. A transport plane is on route carrying rescue personnel, medics, and engineers along with 36 000 kilograms of medical supplies.

Here at home, the Rotary of Woodstock - Oxford has set up a relief fund to help the people of Nepal. Donations can be submitted through the Rotary website woodstockoxfordrotary.org. Simply click on the Donate button at the top of the screen - you will be sent to another page -  click the toggle and go down to Disaster Relief Fund, Earthquake in Nepal and you can fill it in and donate by credit card.

You can also send a cheque to Rotary of Woodstock-Oxford Benefit Trust c/o Peter Stam, Treasurer 656441 15th Line, RR#7  Woodstock, N4S 7W2 Please include your email address and you will receive a tax receipt by email or mail if necessary

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