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    Google Launches Service to Track Victims, Survivors of Nepal Earthquake

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    Search engine giant Google launched "person finder" service on Saturday to help track missing people as earthquake of magnitude of 7.9 hit Nepal and India earlier in the day.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Google's Person Finder service is typically embedded in a multilingual Crisis Response page on Google's site. The application is being deployed in case of major world disasters. The previous noteworthy deployments include Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 and Chile earthquake in 2010.

    "We've just launched a Person Finder instance to help track missing persons for the Nepal earthquake," Google's Crisis Response team said via Twitter.

    Almost 900 people died in the earthquake which shook Nepal on Saturday morning. The disaster occurred about 82 kilometers (51 miles) northwest of the capital Kathmandu.

    The Google's service allows people, for instance, friends and family members, request and provide information about missing persons. Using the application, anyone can find out people through their names or location downloaded into the database.

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