A huge disaster occured in Nepal on Saturday i.e 25th April 2015 , shortly before noon, had a magnitude of 7.8 About 4,000 people has been declared dead and more than 5,000 people are badly injured. Tens of thousands of people homeless and raised fears of food and medicine shortages and an increased risk of waterborne and infectious diseases.
A huge international aid operation is being mobilised to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal.
Deepak Panda, a member of the country’s disaster management agency said, ''We are overwhelmed with rescue and assistance requests from all across the country,”
Lila Mani Poudyal, the government’s chief secretary and the rescue coordinator, appealed for more help from the international community
His team is appealing for tents, dry goods, blankets, mattresses, and 80 different medicines that they desperately need now. Lila Mani told reporters that they needed the helicopter or the expertise to rescue the people trapped.
Hospital beds in Kathmandu are already full, forcing other sick and injured people to seek makeshift treatment in the street alongside thousands of displaced survivors whose homes were destroyed o
There is no electricity, no water. Shopkeepers are unable to go in and open their shops, So people are facing difficulty buying food.
Many of Kathmandu valley’s most historically important buildings have been destroyed in the earthquake. Two of the square’s most imposing pagoda temples have also been destroyed, but as more pictures were posted online it became clear that some historic shrines and temples had survived the disaster.
Thousands of tourists are bound to go back to their places as Nepal's only international airport in Kathmandu, which has witnessed chaotic scenes since the 7.8-magnitude quake, has been hit by congestion that resulted in several flights being diverted to nearby airports in India on Tuesday morning.