by Wesley Kawato
On April 25, 2015, the ground shook and buildings rumbled; a magnitude 7.8 earthquake had hit Nepal. People ran for their lives in the city of Kathmandu as buildings crumbled. On Mount Everest 19 mountain climbers were killed by a quake-triggered avalanche. In all 8800 people died in Nepal. The quake injured thousands and left many homeless. Fear gripped Nepal. Numerous aftershocks kept people on edge. Some of the aftershocks exceeded magnitude 6.0. Experts believe one third of Nepal’s economy was destroyed by the disaster. Nepal was already one of the world’s poorest countries, and the disaster made living conditions even worse.
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