Hundreds of Nepalis gathered at third anniversary of devastating earthquake

Vastavam web: Hundreds of people gathered in the midst of the remains of historic shrine of Kashthamandap in the heart of Nepal’s capital city to remember victims of the 2015 earthequake, with prime minister K P Oli vowing to rebuild the heritage sites devastated in the tragedy.The earthquake had killed around 9,000 people and injured more than 22,000 in 2015.The magnitude 7.8 quake and its aftershocks damaged or destroyed nearly one million buildings and displaced millions of people.

Even after three years of the devastating incident, many people are still struggling to rebuild their homes despite international pledges of more than USD 4 billion in aid.The Nepal government has been criticised for its slow progress in the reconstruction and rehabilitation works.

Addressing a gathering held in the ruins of the historical nine-storey historic tower Dharahara, Prime Minister Oli vowed to intensify reconstruction efforts.