Chaos reigns at Nepal’s only international airport

Written by | April 27, 2015 | 0

Kathmandu: Chaos prevailed at Nepal’s only international airport today with hundreds waiting to be evacuated from the earthquake-ravaged country as India and other nations scurried to bring back their panic-stricken citizens.

While 2,500 people have been evacuated so far, scores of people, largely Indians were lined up at the Tribhuvan International Airport to board commercial and special defence aircraft to return home.

Given the huge rush, priority is being given to women, children and senior citizens and those injured.

“There is chaos inside the airport as well, people are fainting because of the anxiety and excessive stress. Most of these are Indians,” said Ekta Adhikari, a doctor at the Kathmandu Medical College.

“Until now, 2,500 Indians have been evacuated. Yesterday 15 flights ferried Indians trapped in the country, the exercise will continue till most of these people are evacuated,” Prabhat Singh, a senior official of the Indian High Commission, told.

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