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Saugat Adhikary: “If we are united, we can rise again”

I was busy putting vitamins on the potatoes out in the fields when the land started trembling with a terrifying noise. The aftershocks continued after that for many days. Hundreds of houses fell apart in front of my naked eyes, … Continue reading

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Pratyush Pradhan: “Frankly, I thought volunteering was dull and boring before the quake”

Natural disasters are unstoppable and mostly unpredictable. It is a time when Mother Nature shows her dark side and her wrath to us. Many people die in such natural disasters and many who survive are left traumatize. The earthquake changed … Continue reading

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Sushmita Sapkota: “The destruction taught me to think and work for the sake of others”

I was with my relatives at Dakshinkali when the quake struck. The people there were so afraid that seeing them, I felt that life had come to an end. When the tremors stopped, we went home. The condition of the … Continue reading

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Ishwor Shrestha: “For the first time in my life, I felt bad for people who were unknown to me”

Just before the calamity I was helping my parents with some house work when I felt a mild vertical shaking of the house. I knew immediately what it was. Slowly, I went outside with my family members. After a few … Continue reading

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Pujan Shrestha: “I heard someone screaming Bhuichaalo aaaayooo!!!”

On my way home, I started hearing unusual sounds and I felt as if I was walking drunk. Then I realized that the ground was trembling and that it was an earthquake; one that was bigger than ever before and … Continue reading

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Safal Shrestha: “People said, ‘It’s God who has done this to kill the evils of the earth.'”

During the quake I was in Kathmandu at the bus park. At first I didn’t know it was a quake, but when people started to run, I knew what it was. The ground was shaking and I ran towards a … Continue reading

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Aayush Ratna Sthapit: “I felt a sudden push from deep down in the earth”

I was, as usual, just watching TV on the sixth floor of my house when I felt a sudden push from deep down in the earth. When a second, stronger tremor struck, I had a feeling in my heart that … Continue reading

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