Czech authorities establish contact with all Czechs in Nepal

Czech authorities have established contact with all Czechs who were travelling in Nepal at the time of the earthquake, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said on Wednesday, adding that all of them were safe. Some 54 Czechs, along with another 48 EU citizens, will be evacuated on the plane which is bringing rescue team and material aid from Prague to Nepal. The plane left the Czech Republic in the early hours of Wednesday. Dozens of Czechs have already managed to leave the Himalayan state. According to the latest information, Saturday’s devastating earthquake claimed more than 5,000 lives.