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California Sends 57 Search And Rescue Workers To Nepal

Niranjan Shrestha / AP

Rescuers clear the debris at Durbar Sqaure after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Niranjan Shrestha / AP

(AP) - California is sending a team of 57 urban search and rescue workers to Nepal to find people buried under rubble after Saturday's massive earthquake.

Officials say the team left Los Angeles Sunday afternoon and is expected to arrive in Kathmandu on Monday.

Governments and aid agencies are rushing aid workers to Nepal as access to the Himalayan nation eases up. They're hoping to get to the scene of the quake as quickly as possible to find those still alive.

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services says the search-and-rescue team, which is based in Los Angeles County, will bring six search dogs and an array of tools, including heavy concrete cutting equipment, generators, search cameras and sonar to locate victims.

The magnitude-7.8 earthquake has killed more than 2,500 people.