A UAV also has sent from here for carrying out aerial reconnaissance, officials said. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, comprising about 450 trained personnel, have spread across areas like Seetapaila, Maharajganj, Maheshwari and Gangabhajat, about 10-15 kms from the Kathmandu valley.

The force, till now, has rescued 10 people and retrieved 46 bodies from under the rubble of quake-hit buildings after the natural disaster hit the Himalayan nation on last Saturday.

NDRF Director General (DG) OP Singh, who is camping in the capital city of Kathmandu since Sunday, said a team of his men has also been deployed at the Tribhuvan international
airport to assist Indian Embassy officials in the air evacuation of stranded Indians.

He said a "small team" of his personnel are also on way to Pokhara area which has been worst-hit in the fury. "Our main priority is to go for as many rescue operations as we can. Last night our operations got hit as there were incessant rains and aftershocks of the quake. But, on Monday morning we have started full-fledged operations as the day is sunny and there are no rains," Singh said. He said three NDRF teams each are working in Bhaktapur and Kathmandu and two in Lalitpur.

Six more NDRF teams, with 45 personnel in each, are expected to reach the neighbouring country from Bathinda and Kolkata Indian Air Force (IAF) bases. Meanwhile, NDRF officials said they recovered some injured people and Rs 26,500 in cash from a building rubble near Kathmandu.

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