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21 May 2013 - 9:46amIn 1934, the fault line than runs beneath the Kathmandu valley slipped. The magnitude 8.4 earthquake that followed destroyed more than 80,000 buildings and claimed 8,500 lives. It was the last earthquake to shake the city of Kathmandu and surrounding valley. Almost 80 years later, UN agencies and the...
21 June 2012 - 5:15pmNepal is one of the world’s 20 most disaster-prone countries. It faces the threat of devastating floods, landslides, windstorms, hailstorms, fires, glacial lake floods, avalanches and earthquakes. Preparedness is vital in a country where natural disasters claimed more than 27,000 lives and affected...