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Nepalis in Jajarkot bury loved ones who perished in the 157-person earthquake

<p>Some of the people who died in an earthquake two days ago had their remains burned on Sunday by villagers in the northwest Nepalese highlands. Thousands more were left homeless and 157 people died as a result of the powerful earthquake.</p>
<p>The thirteen corpses were taken to the Bheri River’s banks and set on wooden pyres. In a cremation ritual, family members wept as they covered the remains of loved ones with flowers and watched priests recite Hindu prayers before putting the bodies on fire.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-270731″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-how-this-bird-equally-gracefully-ruleth-the-sky-and-the-sea-download-2023-11-06t17.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com how this bird equally gracefully ruleth the sky and the sea download 2023 11 06t17″ width=”1257″ height=”706″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-how-this-bird-equally-gracefully-ruleth-the-sky-and-the-sea-download-2023-11-06t17.jpg 299w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/theindiaprint.com-how-this-bird-equally-gracefully-ruleth-the-sky-and-the-sea-download-2023-11-06t17-150×84.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1257px) 100vw, 1257px” title=”Nepalis in Jajarkot bury loved ones who perished in the 157-person earthquake 3″></p>
<p>They were from the Jajarkot district’s Chiuri hamlet, which the authorities said to be the earthquake’s epicenter and where at least 105 fatalities had been recorded. Officials said that 52 more people died in the nearby Rukum area. 184 persons suffered injuries.</p>
<p>The unexpected earthquake at Jajarkot caused significant damage to the majority of the log-and-rock dwellings, as well as some minor damage to the few concrete houses in the towns. Most of the dead were crushed by falling debris.</p>
<p>Thousands of people braved the icy cold on Saturday night.</p>
<p>People made a makeshift shelter for the night out of anything they could find, keeping warm with old garments and plastic sheets. The majority of individuals have not been able to dig through the debris to find their possessions.</p>
<p>A lot of people turned to the government for support.</p>
<p>We don’t even have any food left because of how bad things have become. The food that we had was buried under the debris of our collapsed house, Samkhana Bika, a homeless person, said on Sunday.</p>
<p>Her home had collapsed in the town of Chepare. With her six family members, she gathered around a fire close to their destroyed house to stay warm.</p>
<p>“Last night, we made a stew with some rice, a little oil, and some salt that someone else gave us,” she said.</p>
<p>The government of Nepal said that it is working to provide relief to the impacted districts.</p>
<p>In a Sunday Cabinet meeting, it was declared that relief would be brought right away. While preparations to rebuild destroyed dwellings are being worked on, Communications Minister Rekha Sharma told reporters that the first priorities were providing food and erecting makeshift shelters.</p>
<p>Numerous steep communities were inaccessible by foot, which complicated rescue efforts as they scurried to provide help. The earthquake also caused landslides that obstructed roads. There were soldiers saw attempting to unclog the jammed highways.</p>
<p>According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 miles (18 kilometers) and had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6. The epicenter of the earthquake was determined by Nepal’s National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center to be near Jajarkot, some 400 kilometers (250 miles) northeast of the country’s capital.</p>
<p>More than 100 beds were made available at the regional hospital in Nepalgunj, and medical professionals were on call to assist the wounded.</p>
<p>“My back aches, my head hurts, and my arms are completely shattered, but luckily it’s not fractured. From a hospital bed where she is awaiting surgery, Kunjan Pun said on Sunday, “It hurt when I bent down and had firewood fall on my back.”</p>
<p>In addition to rescue helicopters, tiny government and military aircraft that could land on short mountain landing strips were also used to transport injured soldiers to Nepalgunj.</p>
<p>The capital of India, New Delhi, which is located more than 800 kilometers (500 miles) distant, was also affected by the earthquake, which struck as many people were sleeping in their houses.</p>
<p>Nepal is a mountainous country, thus earthquakes are regular. In 2015, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 claimed around 9,000 lives and caused damage to one million buildings.</p>

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