Nepal asks intl search teams to desist and leave

'Search for survivors ends after seven days' says govt

(ANSA) - Kathmandu, May 4 - The Nepal government on Monday asked 34 countries to withdraw their search-and-rescue teams from the earthquake-devastated country, saying their help is no longer needed.
    Nine days have elapsed since the April 25 7.8 magnitude quake that killed at least 6,000 people.
    "We're very grateful for their work but under international standards, the search for survivors ends after seven days," interior ministry spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhapal told ANSA.
   

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