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Del. Medical Team Heads to Nepal to Treat Earthquake Survivors

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(Photo credit: Delaware Medical Relief Team) (Photo credit: Delaware Medical Relief Team)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Doctors, nurses, paramedics and logistics experts with the Delaware Medical Relief Team are headed to Nepal to help victims of last week's magnitude 7.8 earthquake.

A first wave of more than 15 volunteers is expected to arrive in Nepal on Thursday. A co-founder of the team says local hospitals are desperate for supplies and resources after the earthquake killed more than 6,000 people and wounded nearly 14,000. Twenty-five more volunteers will be dispatched in subsequent weeks to relieve colleagues. The group includes an orthopedic surgeon, a cardiologists, pediatricians and internists among other medical professionals.

This is the first relief for the team since 2010 when dozens of volunteers traveled to Haiti to provide aid after an earthquake there killed more than 200,000 people.

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