Nepal Earthquakes 2015-First Impressions, A Personal Account

On April 25, 2015 a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8  shook Nepal triggering one of the worst catastrophes in the history of the country. Many aftershocks followed, thousands were killed, more were injured and left homeless. 

The country was shaken by another serious tremor registering 7.3 on May 12th right about the time I was scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu. I was there to document the current situation and to assess conditions for travellers. However my flight’s descent into Tribhuvan Airport was delayed for 90 minutes to allow for safety checks.

When I finally arrived at the airport and hired a car to take me into the Thamel section of the city I found the normally busy and vibrant streets almost completely vacated. From a previous Periscope live stream here’s my account of what I saw as I traveled from the airport to the Thamel section of Kathmandu that day.

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About the Author John Saboe

I am a broadcaster, photographer, writer and videographer with a passion for travel throughout Asia. I love making connections and engaging with people. I am spiritual and seek adventure wherever I go.

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