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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal Earthquake

 
Author clyde
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#1 | Posted: 25 Apr 2015 14:56 
My thoughts and prayers are first of all for the Nepalese and all those who suffering from today's disaster.

The entire Kathmandu valley and beyond is devastated and a quick google search images "durbar square kathmandu damage" offers just a glimpse of what the Durbar Squares look like now. Many multi-tiered wooden buildings have collapsed, statues destroyed, and what is still standing is currently being bulldozed to make way for emergency and rescue teams to be able to reach the people in need. Hopefully the death toll will come to a halt soon and slowly but surely Nepal will strive to recover from this terrible tragedy and try to reconstruct what has been damaged :(

Author winterkjm
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#2 | Posted: 25 Apr 2015 15:51 

Author clyde
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#3 | Posted: 25 Apr 2015 16:13 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32465345

Swayumbhanath's damaged too but still standing ...

Author clyde
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#4 | Posted: 25 Apr 2015 16:15 

Author clyde
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#5 | Posted: 25 Apr 2015 16:27 
Boudhanath stupa seems to have more damage - major cracks developed as can be seen on this link

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3283000/posts

Author elsslots
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#6 | Posted: 25 Apr 2015 21:07 
Both Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares also severely damaged

http://focusnews.com/photos/the-earthquake-effect-before-and-after/23476/

Author meltwaterfalls
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#7 | Posted: 27 Apr 2015 06:41 
As Clyde says, thoughts are with those caught up in the destruction. I just received some good news from a colleague with a family member in Kathmandu who is safe and well.

The effect on the historic fabric seems to be pretty dramatic, it is going to take a while for the full effect to become clear but I guess the focus at the moment will rightly be on the people caught up in the whole mess.

Author clyde
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#8 | Posted: 27 Apr 2015 11:34 
http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/04/27/nepal-curnow-drone-video.cnn

This drone video of what is left of Swayumbhanath and Kathmandu Square made me cry! Hopefully there won't be any more aftershocks and slowly but surely Nepal will be able to get back on its feet.

Author Durian
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#9 | Posted: 27 Apr 2015 20:43 | Edited by: Durian 
More pics from BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32472307

And UNESCO statement

According to UNESCO’s preliminary assessment on the ground, the monuments and sites within the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage property, as well as several other cultural and natural heritage sites located in the area, have been heavily affected. In particular, Durbar Squares of Patan, Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu) and Bhaktapur are almost fully destroyed.

Nepal’s natural heritage, in particular the World Heritage site of Sagarmatha National Park, including Mount Everest, has also been severely affected by the earthquake. Minimal impact has been found to the World heritage site of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (1997), and Chitwan National Park (1984).

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unesco_to_assess_the_imp act_on_nepals_cultural_heritage_of_the_devastating_earthquake/#.VT7al8uKC4Q

Author Durian
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#10 | Posted: 28 Apr 2015 21:34 | Edited by: Durian 

Author Durian
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#11 | Posted: 29 Apr 2015 07:40 
This video show that the complex of Changu Narayan Temple is severely damaged, many buildings collapsed, but the main building is still standing intact.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qavoow5qxEU

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