Cattle used to graze in the abandoned lot, picking for fresh shoots and herbs amid the trash. It’s now home to a makeshift settlement for about 500 people left homeless or too afraid to return to their damaged houses.
At a hospital in another part of quake-ravaged Kathmandu, medical staff and volunteers struggle to keep up with the steady stream of patients who have made a desperate trek to the capital from mountain villages where no help has yet arrived. Broken bones are set, wounds are dressed.
But there is a dwindling supply of drugs to ease the pain or fight off infections.
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