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Finland condoles at quake victims in Nepal

Published : 05 Nov 2023, 02:16

Updated : 05 Nov 2023, 02:21

  DF Report
Nepal Army members conduct rescue operation in Jajarkot district of western Nepal on Nov. 4, 2023. Photo: Nepal Army/Handout via Xinhua.

Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen on Saturday expressed condolence at the deaths of people in earthquake in Nepal, said the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The Ministry in a twitter post wrote that Valtonen also emphasised the need for speedy recovery through humanitarian efforts.

“We are deeply saddened about the devastating earthquake in Nepal which has caused extensive loss of life and material damage. Our thoughts are with the affected communities. Speedy recovery and humanitarian efforts are of the greatest urgence and importance,” the ministry wrote in its twitter, quoting the Foreign Minister as saying.

At least 143 people were killed in an earthquake that hit western Nepal on Friday night, reported Xinhua, quoting Nepal Police on Saturday.

The 6.4-magnitude quake hit Jajarkot and Rukum West districts at 23:47 local time on Friday night, with a depth of 10-15 km, according to the authorities.