Over 8,000 people died in the worst natural disaster to hit the country in more than 80 years. Still rebuilding a year on readers share their memories
Straddling the faultline between the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates, Nepal is no stranger to earthquakes. But just before noon on 25 April 2015 the country was struck by a 7.8-magnitude quake injuring more than 21,000 and leaving millions homeless.
Avalanches and tremors in the days that followed meant many of those in the hillside villages at the epicentre in Gorkha found themselves unreachable and in need of aid. With roads blocked and people struggling with sanitation and hunger, the search led to some extraordinary stories, such as the 15-year-old boy who survived five days trapped beneath rubble.
Due to the scale of the disaster, and despite donations and help from other countries, only a fraction of people were receiving the necessary aid. Unperturbed by this, the Nepalese turned to each other for help, relying on the goodwill of their neighbours and those in their communities to provide basic rations such as water, food and shelter. We asked you how you feel one year on, and how youve been affected since.
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