The Nepal Disaster

By: Keira G.

    A disaster struck in Nepal, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake this Saturday. Historic buildings fell, over 1,100 people have died and worse. Officials said the earthquake began only 7 miles below the earth's surface. A magnitude-6.6 aftershock hit about an hour later. At least 20 other aftershocks followed the huge one. The 200-foot-tall Dharahara Tower was built in 1832. It was one of the structures that fell down. Nepal is a poor country. Experts think it will have a hard time bouncing back. Nepal depends on tourism for money. Nepal is best known for Mount Everest. Many tourists hike and climb its mountains. In Kathmandu, it was supposed to rain on Sunday. The bad weather could make life even harder for people whose homes were destroyed. It was one of the structures that fell down. Nepal is a poor country. Experts think it will have a hard time bouncing back. Nepal depends on tourism for money. Nepal is best known for Mount Everest. Many tourists hike and climb its mountains. In Kathmandu, it was supposed to rain on Sunday. The bad weather could make life even harder for people whose homes were destroyed. The death toll in Nepal has risen beyond 3,700 after Saturday's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The worst earthquake the country has seen in 80 years devastated the capital of Kathmandu along with surrounding areas including the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Arial footage shows the impact across the region.

People searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent. The death toll soared past 3,700, even without a full accounting from vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster. Nepalese residents gather in an open space at the site of destruction caused after Saturday's earthquake. Residents rescue items from debris of a house in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepalese rescuers carry a wounded man on a makeshift stretcher to a waiting Indian air force helicopter as they evacuate victims of Saturday’s earthquake. Damaged buildings lean to their sides in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepalese villagers injured in Saturday’s earthquake await evacuation at Trishuli Bazar in Nepal. A Nepalese man walks through destruction caused by Saturday's earthquake, in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Rescue teams' members identify bodies dug out of the collapsed Sitapyla church in Kathmandu, Nepal. A Nepalese elderly man prays next to a damaged building. Nepalese soldiers carry a wounded woman to a waiting Indian air force helicopter. The death toll from Nepal's earthquake is expected to rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach. A Nepalese man carries a child as he walks past destroyed buildings. A Nepalese man carries a sack of rice, part of relief material brought in an Indian air force helicopter for victims.Members of Nepalese army pull a dead body from inside a building. Nepal's earthquake distorted many things. But you can help by donating  blankets and tents or clicking the link below. By clicking the below you can donate money the the people in Nepal.

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