30th April 2015, Sindhupal Chowk District, Nepal. Gaja Raj Bharati (82) in Bharatigaun village, Sindhupal Chowk District, on the 30th April 2015.
He lived through the last major earthquake to hit Nepal 81 years ago in 1934.
Sindhupalchowk District has seen around 2100 deaths as of 3rd May 2015 which is nearly a third of all fatalities recorded in Nepal from the earthquake with magnitude 7.8 that 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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