Nepal's Double Earthquake Survivors by Simon de Trey-White
6th May 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal. Ram Bahadur Puri (92) in his home in Puri village, near Kathmandu, on the 6th May 2015.
He lived through the last major earthquake to hit Nepal 81 years ago in 1934. He was tending cows in the fields when the earthquake struck, they ran away in panic and later made their own way home. He was outside his house chatting with his wife and neighbours when the 2015 earthquake hit, he stood chanting the name of God until it subsided. His house was left in ruins.
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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