Nepal quake: Some still waiting for aid

2015-05-02 14:05
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Kathmandu - A week after a massive earthquake shook Nepal, angry villagers in some parts of central Sindhupalchok district say they're still waiting for aid to reach them.

In Pauwathok, three trucks sped by without stopping on Saturday. One of the trucks had police with automatic weapons, escorting the two others, which were covered by tarps.

"What about us?" screamed the villagers. But the trucks sped off without halting. Of the 85 homes in Pauwathok, all but a handful were destroyed in the magnitude-78 quake that struck April 25.

"Nobody has come here to help us. No government, no police, no aid," said 71-year-old Badri Giri.

The villagers said they were barely eating once a day, surviving with whatever they could forage from the debris of their collapsed homes.

"We have no homes, no place to live anymore. We are sleeping outside," Giri said.

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