At Wednesday morning’s meeting at the UN Coordination Centre in Kathmandu the Belgians were given the task of going to Gorkha a team from Spain and a team from Singapore.
Although the route to Gorkha is clear, the journey is expected to take some time.
The aim of mission is urban search and rescue. It is now four days since Saturday’s earthquake. The first task the B-Fast team will face is one of reconnaissance and looking at whether there is a chance of finding any survivors.
The buildings in Gorkha are generally much older than those in Kathmandu and much less resistant to earthquakes. The VRT’s Stijn Vercruysse who is following the B-Fast mission in Nepal expects to find little more than a pile of rubble once they reach Gorkha.