Nepal Earthquake aftermath by Simon de Trey-White
28th April 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal. Bystanders watch as an earthmover breaks up the remains of a 7 story building in Kapan, Kathmandu on the 28th April 2015, Nepal.
The building was known in the area simply as 'Seven Story' and the area itself as 'Seven Story Chowk' (Seven Story Road). It was allegedly built poorly and residents complained that it even used to shake when vehicles passed it, 28 people died when it collapsed. 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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