Nepal Earthquake: Healing Pain

 

The earthquake killed more than 8,800 in Nepal and injured more than twice as many. The rural death toll may have been lower than it would have been as the villagers were outdoors, working when the quake hit. As of 15 May, 6,271 people, including 1,700 from the 12 May aftershock, were still receiving treatment for their injuries. More than 450,000 people were displaced.

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An old man carries pot for selling as he walks across the houses ruined by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal at Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Photo: Kathmandu Post


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