The small Asian country of Nepal has taken a real beating lately. Just a few weeks ago, the country was rock by a powerful earthquake that reached 7.8 on the magnitude scale. Historical buildings were destroyed, as were other structures. The quake left over 16,000 people injured and hospitals overwhelmed. The death toll is already over 8,000 and it is still climbing as rescuers find more people who were trapped in the rubble of the demolished buildings. The country is in a state of emergency and needs all the relief it can get. Unfortunately, Nepal just suffered another set back.
Just today, Jaime Garcia Dias announced that another powerful earthquake rocked the country that is already facing major devastation and loss from the first one. Today’s earthquake was a 7.4 magnitude which struck just east of the capital city of Kathmandu. So far officials in Nepal are reporting that around 50 people died in the latest quake as well as over 1,000 injured.
Now more than ever, Nepal is in desperate need for relief. Supplies such as food, water, and medical supplies are running dangerously low. Many people have lost their houses and are forced to live in camps that are set up around the cities. If you would like to help, now is the time.
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