The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

Categories: Asia | Catastrophes

Eyewitness Dmitry Shatrov says: On April 25, 2015, around noon, Nepal was hit by the first two strikes with a magnitude of eight points. Everything that could fall fell immediately. Over the next three days, more than a hundred "small" shocks completed the overall picture of destruction. As a result, the historical part of Nepal no longer exists. Rare surviving stupas and pagodas, partially preserved palaces, but mostly the UNESCO heritage has turned into a mountain of broken bricks. The same painting in Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and other cities across the country.

I fell in love with Nepal too much after eight years of tracks, filming and working in this country, and out of respect for the dead, I will try not to show trash, blood and dead bodies, although I have seen everyone these days. Now dozens of funeral pyres are burning in Pashupati - the crematorium built last year simply cannot physically cope with the flow of bodies. Under the cut are more than forty pictures from the central part of Kathmandu, taken on April 25 and 26.

(Total 42 photos)

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene Source: JJournal/dima-chatrov

My group of “photoplanetists” is alive and well: the earthquake caught us halfway to Kathmandu, we had just finished the track and were returning to the capital. In the next three days, I sent the guys home one by one, and yesterday I returned myself.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

1. The first thing you pay attention to when entering the Kathmandu valley is the pipes of brick factories that have collapsed inside. None survived.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

2. Heavy traffic on the road to the pass entrance to the valley provoked such accidents during the first shocks.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

3. It seems that the elements hit the most flimsy buildings pointwise. Poor-quality Nepalese hotel "remake" collapsed like cardboard boxes.

- What are you, bitch, spoiling your karma ?! I ask.

Silent, shaking his head, bastard. Smiling absently.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

4. A taxi took a hit from a concrete pillar right at the entrance to Thamel. Opposite is the Botanical Garden and the Kaiser Cafe. By the way, immediately after the tragedy, Nepalese city taxi drivers raised the prices for their services by three to four times.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

5. Light and communication in Kathmandu "lay down" immediately. Mobile communications appeared in fits and starts until a new blow at three in the afternoon on April 26, then fell for a day and finally earned on April 29. Electricity was partially restored on April 28 and 29, and there is electricity in the city on April 30.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

6. A fallen wall in the courtyard of our hotel in Thamel.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

7. One of the residential buildings in the central part of Thamel.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

8. Pavement "Mandala Street" in Thamel (April 25). People closed shops, shops and houses, and hurriedly left the city.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

9. Center of Kathmandu. Houses along the road.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

10. Center of Kathmandu. Houses along the road.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

11. Former gate of the former royal palace.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

12. Army in an attempt to stop the destruction and chaos. Morning April 26th.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

13. The historical center of Kathmandu has always been famous for its very dense, heaped buildings. Fallen houses blocked the streets, often forming a "domino effect".

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

14. Historic center of Kathmandu. On the way to the Durbar.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

15. People lived for several days in yards, in stadiums, just in open areas, fearing new shocks.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

16. An impromptu camp in the historical part of Kathmandu.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

17. Kathmandu. On the way to the Durbar.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

18. Kathmandu. On the way to the Durbar.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

19. Kathmandu. On the way to the Durbar.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

20. "Pigeon Temple" in the historical part of Kathmandu.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

21. An impromptu camp in the historical part of Kathmandu.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

22. Durbar. Former world heritage.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

23. Durbar. Rare preserved pagodas.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

24. Durbar. Consequences of the first two aftershocks (morning of April 26).

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

25. One of the former pagodas at the Durbar.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

26. One of the former pagodas at the Durbar. View from the Kumari Palace.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

27. Durbar. View from the Kumari Palace.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

28. The famous rat is the "vahana of Ganesha." There used to be a temple complex here.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

29. Debris is being sorted out. People sort through broken bricks in search of cavities where survivors can remain.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

30. View from the side of the Wakhan Ganesha temple. Shooting April 26, around 3 p.m. At that moment, a new shock of more than five points came, bringing down several more houses along the perimeter of the Durbar.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

31. Debris is being sorted out.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

32. Debris is being sorted out.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

33. Police, army, Nepalese, tourists - all work shoulder to shoulder.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

34. Rescuers take out the surviving relics, put them in a separate place.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

35. Debris is being sorted out.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

36. Debris is being sorted out.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

37. Debris is being sorted out.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

38. Only bodies are pulled out from under the rubble ...

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

39. The wall of the palace on Durbar until three in the afternoon on April 26 ...

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

40. ... and it is at half past three, after a new push.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

41. Thousands of pigeons flocked to the Durbar, spoiled by Nepalese handouts and tourists, now wondering why people suddenly didn’t care about them.

The tragedy in Nepal: a terrible report from the scene

42. Another partially surviving pagoda ...

The same picture in other historical city centers, from Patan to Bhaktapur. Colossal destruction throughout the country, which is now only beginning to be talked about. All my Nepalese friends and partners left Kathmandu for their native villages, to look for relatives and restore what was lost.

I want to say to those who are still looking for their relatives and friends who have gone to the mountain tracks: people will certainly show up as soon as the rescuers restore mobile communications. From Lukla to Dunce, tourists can neither write nor call.

Enough on this. Further I will show the Nepal that I know and love, even if some part of it will never return. Also, I'm glad that most journalists and biased trash bloggers can't get to Nepal to PR on the remains.

Keywords: Earthquake | Kathmandu | Nepal | Destruction | Tragedy

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