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24/07/2015

Building up resistance: How planners are rebuilding Nepal

Nepal after the earthquake

Earthquakes in Nepal in April and May destroyed entire communities and claimed thousands of lives. Dr Kishan Datta Bhatta of Nepal Engineering College considers what planners can do to limit the toll of future natural disasters

The recent devastating earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale and subsequent aftershocks, including a powerful tremor of 7.3 on the Richter scale, caused serious damage to Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding rural settlements.

More than 9,000 people died, 22,000 were injured, 750,000 houses were damaged or destroyed, and eight million people were reportedly affected. The earthquak.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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