Nepal’s Hell

On 25 April Nepal suffered a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the worst natural disaster to strike the country since the 1934 earthquake. It killed more than 8,000 people and injured more than 19,000. In addition, it unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest triggering missing people. Thus, buildings and temples were destroyed and thousands of people were made homeless, especially those living near the epicenter. Moreover, a second earthquake occurred on 12 May with a magnitude of 7.3, more than 125 people were killed and; it is considered to be an aftershock of the April 25 earthquake. Geophysicists had warned for decades that Nepal was and is, indeed, very vulnerable to deadly earthquakes.

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