AID FOR NEPAL

AID FOR NEPAL

A Nepal Army Soldier carries an injured girl to a helicopter in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal, following the April 25, 2015, earthquake. [REUTERS]

FORUM Staff

As Nepal tried to return to normalcy after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit April 25, 2015, the South Asian country endured a second major quake — magnitude-7.3 — on May 12.

Military search and rescue teams, medical personnel, and members of international humanitarian assistance and disaster relief organizations rushed to the Himalayan nation to offer aid.

Authorities estimated that the April quake killed more than 8,150 people, flattened villages and left hundreds of thousands homeless, according to The Associated Press. Within hours of the May quake, dozens of people were reported dead and more than 1,000 injured. Fatalities were reported in neighboring India and Tibet as well. Those numbers were expected to change as more information became available.

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