Nepal Earthquake aftermath by Simon de Trey-White
28th April 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal.
L-R: Rupesh Magar (16, student) with his friend Ujjwal Rai (14) survivors from the earthquake which destroyed 'Seven Story', sit in a makeshift shelter in Kapan, Kathmandu on the 28th April 2015, Nepal.
Magar who lived on the 3rd floor of the building helped rescue his friend Ujjwal Rai who was partially buried by rubble. The building was known in the area simply as 'Seven Story' (after the number of floors) 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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