By: Su Lung-chi, Sunrise Huang, Chen Ching-fang, Tien Yu-bin and
Taipei, April 28 (CNA) A medical team organized by the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation arrived in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu Tuesday in the wake of a magnitude-7.8 tremor that ravaged the South Asian Country April 25, killing more than 5,000 people.
In a press release issued by its headquarters in Hualien, the foundation said that the 15-member team, led by Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital superintendent Chien Shou-hsin (簡守信), has brought with them 1,000 kg of medicines, enough to treat well over 1,000 patients.
As the plane carrying the team touched down at the Kathmandu airport, two other planes carrying rescue teams from the United States, Singapore, Israel and Pakistan also arrived, forming long lines in the lobby of the terminal waiting to collect their rescue gear and luggage. [FULL STORY]