After earthquake, Nepalese now fight hunger, thirst

April 30, 2015 6:56 am 

By Bikash Sangraula

KATHMANDU, April 29 (PNA/Kyodo) — On Tuesday, three days after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit this Himalayan nation, basic amenities were difficult to find in Kathmandu and a luxury in many quake-hit districts as the country's death toll neared 5,000.

People have begun standing in queues in the streets of Kathmandu to get water supplied by water tanker operators acting as Good Samaritans, supplying water dug up from groundwater pumps for free to thirsty residents.

Proper food is not a part of daily life of most residents who are living in Kathmandu's numerous open spaces that have now turned into refugee camps. Most houses have either collapsed or are still standing with noticeable cracks. And the dozens of strong aftershocks that lasted until early Tuesday have forced most people to choose to stay away from their homes, even those that have not sustained damage.(PNA/Kyodo)



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