6th May 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal. Chandra Bahadur Puri (83) in his home in Bimdungar village, near Kathmandu, on the 6th May 2015.
He lived through the last major earthquake to hit Nepal 81 years ago in 1934. He remembers nothing of the first earthquake but said their house survived. During the 2015 earthquake he was outside his house sweeping, but fell down because the ground was shaking so violently and crawled a few metres away and in that time the house collapsed, luckily no one was inside at the time.
An earthquake with magnitude 7.8 occurred near Lamjung, Nepal, 50 miles northeast of the capital Kathmandu at 06:11:26 UTC on Apr 25, 2015. The capital has seen considerable devastation including the nine-story Dharahara Tower, one of Kathmandu's landmarks built by Nepal's royal rulers as a watchtower in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognised historical monument. It was reduced to rubble and there were reports of people trapped. Portions of historic buildings in the World Heritage gazetted site of Patan have also been destroyed as well as many buildings in the old city.
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