(20 May 2015) The 300 United States (US) Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel involved in rescue operations in Nepal since a major earthquake struck last month concluded their work Wednesday, officials said.
Commander of the US joint task force in Nepal Lieutenant General John Wissler said they will begin leaving Nepal, where they brought in helicopters and other aircraft to assist in rescue and relief.
US military personnel flew flying relief goods to mountain villages and brought back injured residents.
They also assisted in search and rescue missions in urban areas where buildings collapsed.
Powerful earthquakes on April 25 and May 12 killed at least 8,622 people and damaged 756,000 houses and other buildings.
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