FIA confirms Todt, delegates safe after Nepal quake

By on Sunday, April 26, 2015

FIAThe FIA has confirmed that its President, Jean Todt, and other delegates attending a conference in Nepal are 'safe and accounted for' after a devastating earthquake struck the region on Saturday morning.

Over 2000 people were killed when the earthquake, which measured 7.8 on the Richter scale, hit the region on Saturday and the death toll is expected to rise over the coming days.

Todt and his colleagues were attending the sport's inaugural Asia-Pacific Sport Regional Congress in the capital of Kathmandu.

The FIA says that it intends to help with the recovery from the disaster, which is one of the worst to strike the region.

"All members of the FIA party and Congress delegates are safe and accounted for," read an FIA statement.

"The FIA greatly thanks the local National Sporting Authority, the Nepal Auto Sports Association (NASA) for its efforts in helping to ensure this outcome.

"The effects of this earthquake on Nepal, with such a drastic scale of human loss, have been devastating.

"The FIA, on behalf of the broader motor sport community, wishes to convey its most heartfelt condolences to the Nepal people – our collective thoughts are with them as they deal with this tragedy.

"The recovery and reparation efforts will be immense for the country.

"In the coming days, the FIA will investigate the possibility of establishing a fund for charitable donations to be made to the people of Nepal as they attempt to rebuild their lives from this disaster."

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