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Nepal: Waiting for the ‘disappeared’

Lautan Kumari Chaudhary remembers the knock on her door. It was 3am on April 11, 2002, and people had come looking for her husband in Mangalpur, their village in Bardiya district’s Rajapur. “We were sleeping. Somebody called, ‘Comrade! Open the door!’ I opened the door. Three people – two were[…]

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DA North West deputy missing in Nepal

The DA’s deputy North West leader, Petro Nel, went missing while on a sightseeing flight in Nepal on Thursday. “She is on holiday there and went on a sightseeing tour earlier this morning [Thursday] and didn’t return on time,” former DA North West leader Chris Hattingh said. A search and[…]

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Deadly clashes in Nepal

At least six police officers and three protesters have been killed in western Nepal in clashes during demonstrations over a proposed new constitution, an official has said. Government Administrator Raj Kumar Shrestha told the AP news agency that protesters in Kailali district had attacked police enforcing a curfew. The official[…]

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Tales from Nepal

Over 8000 people were killed and over 22000 people were injured in an earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th of this year. Three million people were displaced and almost a million homes needed to be rebuilt. Amidst all this chaos a young civil engineer from Cape Town was hiking through[…]

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Death toll from latest Nepal earthquake rises

The death toll from another powerful earthquake centred in Nepal has passed 80, authorities said early on Wednesday, with reports still coming in of landslides and further casualties. Some 65 people were killed in Nepal alone by the 7.4-magnitude quake and aftershocks which hit after midday on Tuesday, authorities said,[…]

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CPUT lecturers gives ground report from Nepal

Three lecturers from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Health and Wellness faculty were part of the 23 man strong Gift of the Givers (GOTG) team, who more than two weeks ago travelled to earthquake hit Nepal to assist with rescue operations. The small landlocked state was hit by[…]

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GOTG to continue aid following second Nepal quake

South African humanitarian mission Gift of the Givers will continue to supply aid to earthquake victims in Nepal after a second earthquake rocked the country on Tuesday. A 7.4 magnitude quake, with an epicentre near Mount Everest, caused several buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse. Gift of the Givers[…]

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Powerful new earthquake hits devastated Nepal

A deadly magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck Nepal, two weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people in the Himalayan nation, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reported. Officials said so far, at least 42 people had been killed and 1,117 injured in the new quake in[…]

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