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6 U.S. Marines Found Dead in Nepal Helicopter Crash

The bodies of six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers who were aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been identified, officials said Sunday.

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Pendleton Marine Chopper Found Crashed in Nepal, Survivors Unlikely

Nepalese authorities reported Friday that three bodies have been pulled from the remains of a U.S. Marine helicopter in Nepal after search teams discovered the aircraft that had gone missing Tuesday while delivering earthquake relief supplies.

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Pendleton Chopper Goes Missing During Nepal Earthquake Relief

A helicopter from U.S. Marines Camp Pendleton was on a rescue mission following the massive and deadly Nepal earthquakes when it lost contact Tuesday. Search efforts continue in hopes the six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers aboard the UH-1Y Huey are simply unable to communicate in the mountainous region.

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Israel Leading International Efforts to Treat Victims of Deadly Nepal Earthquake

Israel, a country of only 8 million people, has the second largest foreign volunteer force (behind India) in assisting Nepalese victims of Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) delegation of over 250 doctors and humanitarian workers touched down in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, on Tuesday to provide treatment for those injured by the deadly quake.

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Los Angeles Firefighters Help Rescue Nepali Boy from Earthquake

On Thursday, Los Angeles firefighters gave critical aid in a remarkable story of survival after the massive Nepal earthquake; a 15-year-old Nepalese boy, Pemba Lama, who was trapped under the wreckage of a nine-story Kathmandu hotel, was pulled out after being trapped in the rubble for five days.