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#NepalDevastated: President says India committed to assist Nepal

PTI 25 Apr 2015, 20:26:21 PM IST

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today said India was committed to assist Nepal in every possible way in dealing with the situation arising due to a powerful earthquake which shook the neighbouring country. 

"Deeply distressed at loss of life & property due to earthquake in Nepal," he said in a tweet. 

"India committed to assist Government of Nepal in every way possible in dealing with the situation," Mukherjee said. 

He also called upon state governments and agencies concerned to take all necessary steps to provide relief to those affected by the earthquake. 

"Heartfelt condolences to the families of deceased; prayers for speedy recovery of injured on account of earthquake," the President said. 

Nearly 900 people were killed after the quake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale struck Nepal today. 

The earthquake with epicentre at Lamjung, around 80 kms northwest of Kathmandu, had its impact in several cities in Bihar, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh as tremors were felt across vast stretches of east and northeast India.