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Canada's DART returns from earthquake relief mission in Nepal

Members of Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team returned home Sunday after spending a month helping the people of earthquake-stricken Nepal.

Team members greeted at CFB Trenton by Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole

Members of Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team returned home Sunday after spending a month helping the people of earthquake-stricken Nepal.

They arrived at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in eastern Ontario and were greeted by Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole and some of the military's senior brass.

DART was sent into Nepal within days after a 7.8-magnitude quake rocked the Asian country on April 25, leaving 8,000 dead.

The team, which focuses on water purification, medical care and engineering support had some nerve-wracking moments as they worked amid some powerful aftershocks. A second earthquake temporarily cut one of their teams off from its base.

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