In Nepal’s Capital, Plumes From Pyres and Pleas From Quake Survivors

Post pleas and pyres

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.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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