Desperate Struggle for Help
Heartbreaking scenes of suffering and loss were seen across Nepal as it tries to recover from its deadliest natural disaster in more than 80 years. With at least 5,057 people dead in the earthquake the grim numbers are likely to get even worse as information from remote villages are yet to come in, and the hopes of rescuing any more survivors diminish every hour.
Efforts to distribute aid are proceeding at an unbearably slow pace, igniting anger among frustrated survivors and concerns among health workers of a major health crisis with survivors of the quake who are living in the open or in overcrowded tents with no access to sanitation or clean water.
If the toll reaches up to 10,000 it would be even higher than the 8,500 killed in a massive quake in 1934 – Nepal’s worst disaster to date.