Police in Nepal capital tear down earthquake victim camp

2017-03-14 09:35
A Nepalese resident carries a child on her back as she walks past damaged homes in the village of Ebi about 60km from Kathmandu. (Prakash Mathema, AFP File)

A Nepalese resident carries a child on her back as she walks past damaged homes in the village of Ebi about 60km from Kathmandu. (Prakash Mathema, AFP File)

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Kathmandu - Police tore down hundreds of temporary huts in the Nepalese capital where people who lost their homes in the 2015 earthquake have been living for two years.

Police in riot gear used bulldozers on Tuesday to tear down about 440 huts in Kathmandu without providing any alternative living options.

There were no scuffles with the police, but residents had to rush to collect their belonging out of the huts made from bamboo, tarpaulin and plastic sheets.

The Boudha camp was the largest set up for people displaced by the 2015 earthquake and the first one to be torn down by authorities.

The April 2015 earthquake killed 9 000 people and damaged nearly 1 million houses and structures in Nepal.

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