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Earthquake Strikes Western Nepal, Killing at Least 157

HeadlineNov 06, 2023

In Nepal, a 5.6-magnitude quake struck the far western Karnali province Friday, killing at least 157 people. It was Nepal’s worst earthquake since its 2015 disaster which killed 9,000 people. Rescue workers had to clear roads blocked by landslides and debris to reach the mountainous villages at the epicenter of the quake. An estimated 5,000 houses were destroyed or damaged. Survivors say they are still waiting for help three days after the disaster.

Pavitra Chalaune Giri: “We have nothing left. Dust from the debris are entering into our noses and mouths. We can’t see properly due to the dust. We have dust on our ears. What to do? We are in a very bad situation. The children are complaining that they are hungry. We don’t have a place to stay nor food to eat or clothes to wear. No one is looking after us.”

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