UPDATE 1-U.S. sending disaster team, initial $1 million to Nepal -Kerry

April 25, 2015 6:59 PM

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WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) - The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed hundreds in the mountainous Asian nation, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.

"We are working closely with the government of Nepal to provide assistance and support," he said in a statement.

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