Nearly 2,500 have died in the Nepal earthquake that happened on Saturday according to CNTV‘s English site. It has been 80 years since the country faced an earthquake on the 7.9 magnitude scale, which has seen most buildings collapse and residents frightened to go back home due to fears of after shocks and structurally unstable buildings. In the capital Kathmandu, people are living and sleeping in open areas such as parks, the pavements, and fields despite the cold temperatures.
Roundabout‘s Mary Kate Brown is currently in touch with Nepalese officials at the embassy in Beijing to find out how donations such as blankets, winter clothes, and others can be taken to the people affected. To help, Roundabout is now accepting donations and the current drop off point at the Roundabout offices. (click on link to get address and contact information). At this time,the organization is still trying to find out more and will communicate that information once they receive it.
Nepal is a popular tourist destination and has been a favorite for many families with the rich history and the beautiful landscapes. Updates to follow shortly.
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