Nepal Cries Out For Help, As Country Is Hit With A Devastating Earthquake
A catastrophic earthquake has left Nepal devastated, with approximately 1400 people confirmed killed, and the death toll is expected to rise. This Asian country is asking for help from all the countries of the world which can aid in the disaster.
An earthquake, which hit Nepal in Saturday afternoon, has been one of the strongest in the county’s history, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale. Thousands of citizens of Nepal are enduring cold weather and rain, sleeping on the streets and parks, too afraid of going back to their homes, many of which have been heavily damaged.
Nepal’s Information and Broadcasting Minister MinendraRijal said “We have launched a massive rescue and rehabilitation action plan and lots needs to be done.””Our country is in a moment of crisis and we will require tremendous support and aid,” stated Rijal, and urged for countries to provide the necessary help.
The police records indicate that there are 1.394 people killed, and around 4700 injured in the earthquake. The Kathmandu valley was a place where the majority of the people were killed, more than 600, and the death toll in the capital has reached 300.
The tremors and the massive avalanche claimed lives of multiple foreign alpinists, and their local guides around Mount Everest. The social networks were used by some of the survivor to warn the people about the scale of the disaster.
This has been the worst earthquake scenario in the last 8 decades, and the poor 28 million citizens’ country is struggling to cope with the injured people. The inadequate equipment stopped rescuers from searching deeper in the rubble, with more people possibly trapped in the ruins.
The Bir Hospital in Kathmandu has received around 350 seriously injured citizens, but was unable to save most of them, Dinesh Chaudhary, the paramedic working in the hospital explained. The hospital out of supplies, and the medicines are gathered for outside shops.