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Germany, France sending rescue teams, emergency relief to quake-hit Nepal

  • Pope Francis, center, is flanked by two of the nineteen new priests that he ordained during a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica, as he leads the Regina Coeli prayer from his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter's Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas. Francis called for assistance for the survivors during his weekly Sunday blessing. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Pope Francis, center, is flanked by two of the nineteen new priests that he ordained during a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica, as he leads the Regina Coeli prayer from his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter's Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas. Francis called for assistance for the survivors during his weekly Sunday blessing. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Members of a German rescue organization and their rescue dogs wait at the airport in Frankfurt, central Germany, Sunday, April 26, 2015, for their flight to earthquake-torn Nepal. International Search and Rescue Germany says a team of 52 relief workers including doctors, experts trained in searching for people buried under rubble and several dog squads will fly to Nepal. (Christoph Schmidt/dpa via AP)

    Members of a German rescue organization and their rescue dogs wait at the airport in Frankfurt, central Germany, Sunday, April 26, 2015, for their flight to earthquake-torn Nepal. International Search and Rescue Germany says a team of 52 relief workers including doctors, experts trained in searching for people buried under rubble and several dog squads will fly to Nepal. (Christoph Schmidt/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A German rescue organization and the French government say they are sending rescue and relief teams to earthquake-torn Nepal.

International Search and Rescue Germany says a team of 52 relief workers including doctors, experts trained in searching for people buried under rubble and several dog squads will fly to Nepal Sunday. The team will bring with them a mobile medical treatment center.

Spokesman Stefan Heine said the priority was to get to the scene of the quake as quickly as possible to find those still alive.

In France, the government said in a statement Sunday it is sending 11 rescuers and emergency equipment to Kathmandu Sunday.

The French Foreign Ministry has located 500 French citizens in the area who are alive and well.

Saturday's quake left at least 1,900 dead.