On 17th September Monday evening at 6.23 o’clock we were terrified by the earthquake that measured 6.8 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was in eastern Nepal in the hills of Taplejung and Sikkim (India) so this is where most damage occurred. o’clock we were terrified by the earthquake that measured 6.8 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was in eastern Nepal in the hills of Taplejung and Sikkim (India-the photos are of Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim) so this is where most damage occurred.
In Nepal, we have had a disastrous earthquake every 30-50 years. There were geological predictions of a big earth-quake in Nepal any time so we are worried: May be this was the one or still is there another?
This earth quake damaged 100 houses in the hills and around 10 people has lost their life including children and old people who died from the shock of quake and fear. 3 people were crushed by the United Kingdom Embassy high wall in Kathmandu and 2 people in Dharan. The rest were from Sankhuwasabha. There still may be some damage and people may be missing because of land slides in hills from the earthquake and heavy monsoonal rain fall. There is no access for rescue and no information so we think although what we have found from the news and friends it seems small disaster, the reality is different.
Now we are getting news about the school buildings being damaged and students are studying in the grounds. Many people are homeless. Slowly government is providing basic things. We are so scared for many days – especially kids were so afraid during night time. Even with a big sound of machine we run out of the house. Our news channels and newspapers write articles and interviews about high risk of earthquake in Nepal so it make us so terrified just counting our days to live life.
The ladies feel like they are having a second chance at life and don’t take one day for granted.