Nepal Earthquake aftermath by Simon de Trey-White
29th April 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepali Migrant worker Ram Khrishna Dahal (43) sits in front of his irreparably earthquake-damaged house with his weeping wife Bagwati Dahal (42), on the 29th April 2015, Sumara village, near Kathmandu, Nepal. Dahal had rushed back from Qatar where he works as a driver for a construction company to be with his family and assess the damage to their house. It is beyond repair and they don't know how they will manage, they will likely have to construct a makeshift shelter outside as its unsafe to enter the (mainly) mud-brick building that could collapse at any time, this is a scenario repeated across large swathes of rural Nepal in which survivors were made homeless a few seconds after the quake.
An earthquake with magnitude 7.8 occurred near Lamjung, Nepal, 50 miles northeast of the capital Kathmandu at 06:11:26 UTC on Apr 25, 2015. The capital has seen considerable devastation including the nine-story Dharahara Tower, one of Kathmandu's landmarks built by Nepal's royal rulers as a watchtower in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognised historical monument. It was reduced to rubble and there were reports of people trapped. Portions of historic buildings in the World Heritage gazetted site of Patan have also been destroyed as well as many buildings in the old city.
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