Nepal

Five days ago an earthquake struck Nepal, almost hitting an eight on the rector scale. The outcome of this earthquake left over five thousand people dead and many people injured. The earthquake destroyed homes, schools and temples. Many people were left crushed under their homes, buried alive. Other people have been found alive under pounds of rubble. The after shocks and tremors are still hitting Nepal, causing avalanches bringing more hardships to the people of Nepal.

The people of Nepal are a very poor society; most of the people live in mud buildings. The structure of these buildings aren’t every sturdy making it easier for the earthquakes to cause damages. The outcome of disasters can vary on the economic status. To have precautions that need to be taking can’t be afforded by communities like Nepal. What a community can afford can dictate the amount of safety they have in their homes and in their sociality. Nepal couldn’t prepare and have the right precautions they need to fight natural disasters. This would differ in a place with higher income because they can afford to build structures that would hold longer than mud huts. When you can have the luxury if not worrying about things like clean water you can pay more attention to thing like earthquake safety.

http://savageminds.org/2015/04/30/gone-the-earthquake-in-nepal/

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