Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear




 
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April 27th, 2015  
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Topic: Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear


By Gopal Sharma and Sanjeev Miglani KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hundreds of Nepalis were fleeing the capital Kathmandu for the plains on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people and faced with shortages of food and water. Many said they had slept in the open since Saturday's quake, either because their homes were flattened or they were terrified that the aftershocks would bring them crashing down. "We are escaping," said Krishna Muktari, who runs a small grocery store in Kathmandu city. The sick and wounded were lying out in the open in Kathmandu, unable to find beds in the devastated city's hospitals.




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