Nepal Earthquake: Deadly Disaster

Nepal Earthquake: Deadly Disaster

By Damien Darko 

truthraider.com 

On the 25th of April 2015 at 11:56 PM NST a massive magnitude 7.9 Earthquake rocked areas in the village of Barpak, Nepal. This earthquake was one for the record books that left over 8,000 people dead and 18,000 injured by the effects. This is part of the core reason why preppers around the world ready themselves for a disaster. It doesn’t have to be an event as large as this to make you prep, but this is for sure a reminder of the reasons why we need preparation for our ultimate survival chances.

Another aspect of this earthquake that increased the deadliness was that it triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest. The avalanche was responsible for 19 deaths on the mountain. This set a record for the deadliest day ever on Everest. A secondary avalanche was triggered that left 250 additional people missing. These people are most likely dead as well. Nepal was a huge draw for international tourists and this is leading to many additional deaths.

Tourists need to ensure they have enough survival gear with them when they are overseas. You should always have at least a three day prep in your backpack. It is especially necessary to have water and food available. You should also pack a flashlight, language survival book, and enough clothing to stay warm.

Geologists had warned that Nepal was in a zone that was ripe for Earthquakes. Due to the fact Nepal is a poor country many of the building designs could not handle the quake. Hundreds of thousands of houses were destroyed by this massive quake. Entire villages in some case were total losses. Several UNESCO World Heritage sites were destroyed.

The Dharahara Tower built in 1832 was a total loss. The tower had survived the 1934 earthquake. The tower collapse was responsible for 180 deaths. Many temples throughout Kathmandu were completely destroyed. The Kathmandu Durbar Square had a temple collapses. These World Heritage Sites will be unbelievably expensive to rebuild. They will most likely not receive restoration for all of them.

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The total cost to rebuild Nepal would reach about 5 billion dollars. As of today many countries have signed on to provide millions of dollars in aid. I recommend supporting the aid efforts as many children have been displaced. UNICEF has reported that 1.7 million children have been displaced. Whatever charity you use, ensure it is a reputable NGO.

Nepal Earthquake: Deadly Disaster

By Damien Darko 

truthraider.com