While the earthquake killed at least 153 people, fears are rising for 12,000 families left without shelter in freezing temperatures
Early on Saturday morning, Haris Bishwakarma learned he had become the sole guardian of his eight-year-old sister. His parents and two young brothers were killed in the powerful earthquake that hit Nepal last Friday evening.
The 17-year-old, from Chiuri village in Jajarkot district, was working in India to earn money to pay for his siblings’ education when he got the call. “I could not believe it. Immediately I took the bus, praying the news was not true.
Written by Rojita Adhikari in Kathmandu
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2023/nov/09/i-survived-my-family-did-not-nepal-earthquake-victims-mourn-wait-for-aid under the title “‘I survived. My family did not’: Nepal’s quake victims mourn and wait for aid”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.