حصيلة ضحايا زلزال نيبال ترتفع إلى أكثر من 2500 قتيل والمتوقع ان تتضاعف

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2019.06.25 15:37

 
ضربت هزة ارتدادية بقوة 6.7 على مقياس ريختر كلا من نيبال والهند، بعد أقل من يوم من الزلزال الذي هز نيبال وأدى إلى سقوط أكثر من 2500 قتيل وهو رقم قابل للارتفاع مع انتشال مزيد من الجثث.

ولا تزال فرق الإنقاذ في نيبال تواجه صعوبات جمة في الوصول إلى مدن وقرى ضربها زلزال بقوة 7.9 درجات بمقياس ريختر، وأغلب القتلى سقطوا في العاصمة كاتماندو.

وقد أدى الزلزال إلى انهيار برج تاريخي وعددٍ من المباني الأثرية والحديثة ولا تزال مناطق جبلية نائية وساحلية معزولة ما يرجح ارتفاع أعداد الضحايا خصوصا في مدينة بوخار التي يبعد مركز الزلزال عنها ثمانية وستين كيلومتراً.

الزلزال بلغت آثاره إقليم في الهند قريب من نيبال، حيث أعلن مقتل عشرين على الأقل..

وفي وقت سابق أعلن متحدث باسم الشرطة النيبالية أن زلزالاً بلغت قوته 7.9 درجة ضرب، السبت، مناطق واسعة من النيبال (هي دولة تقع في جبال الهملايا بين الهند والصين)، وأودى بحياة المئات.

وتسبب الزلزال في انهيار مبانٍ في العاصمة كاتماندو ومدن عدة، كما أفضى إلى انهيارات في جبل إيفرست الشهير، ويخشى مسؤولون نيباليون أن يكون الزلزال قد حصد مزيدا من الأرواح، خصوصا مع صعوبة الوصول إلى مدن ومناطق عدة.

ونقلوا مئات الجرحى إلى مستشفيات، العشرات منهم إصاباتهم خطيرة.

وأعلنت الهند أن 20 شخصا على الأقل قتلوا في انهيار مبان في إقليم هندي متاخم لنيبال.

ووفق فرانس برس، هذه الهزة الأرضية هي الأقوى التي تضرب نيبال خلال 81 عاما، وتسببت بأضرار في الولايات الهندية المجاوة وبنغلادش، فضلا عن انهيار جليدي في جبل إيفرست، أعلى قمة في العالم.

وقال متحدث باسم الشرطة النيبالية إن حصيلة القتلى بلغت 108 أشخاص، وفقا للتقديرات الأولية ومعظمهم من وادي كاتمندو.

ولم ترد الكثير من المعلومات عن المناطق النائية في الدولة ذات التضاريس الجبلية، في حين حلقت طائرات هليكوبتر فوق المنطقة لحصر الأضرار.

وقال كريشنا براساد داكال، نائب رئيس البعثة الدبلوماسية في سفارة نيبال في الهند "يخشى مقتل مئات الأشخاص، وتردنا تقارير عن وقوع أضرار هائلة في الممتلكات. الكارثة ليست محصورة ببعض المناطق في نيبال، فالبلد بأكمله ضربته الهزة تقريبا".

وفي الهند، قال مسؤولون حكوميون إن حصيلة القتلى في شمال البلاد ارتفعت إلى 11 على الأقل، بينهم ستة لقوا حتفهم تحت أنقاض منازلهم في ولاية اوتار براديش، وخمسة في زلاية بيهار في أقصى الشرق.

وقال المتسلقون إن الزلزال تسبب في انهيار جليدي في إيفرست، مما يثير مخاوف على سلامة الأشخاص المتواجدين عند قمته.

وجبل ايفرست هو أعلى جبل على وجه الأرض، حيث يرتفع إلى حوالي 9 كلم عن سطح البحر، وهو أحد الجبال التي تتكوّن منها سلاسل جبال الهملايا، على حدود الصين ونيبال وشمالي الهند.

 

We only have one operation theatre here. To be able to provide immediate treatment we require 15. I am just not able to cope, said Dipendra Pandey, an orthopaedic surgeon at the National Trauma Centre.   

A lack of electricity would soon be complicated by a scarcity of water, aid groups said, with medical supplies also dwindling, while Oxfam told AFP morgues were reaching capacity.

A REGION DEVASTATED 

2,460 people have died in Nepal alone

61 were killed in India and neighbouring countries 

18 people feared dead after becoming buried by an avalanche on Mount Everest  

Millions of pounds has been pledged by charities and governments the world over. British, German and French volunteers are among aid workers on their way to help with the crisis. 

Too frightened to take shelter in doors in the fear that more buildings may collapse, survivors have set up makeshift camps in parks and open spaces. 

Thousands of people have to stay outside of their homes, which have been damaged or destroyed by the earthquake. Shelter assistance is urgently needed, said Save the Children’s Peter Olyle, who is based in Kathmandu.

Charity Medecins sans Frontieres was struggling to get relief supplies including thousands of blankets and shelter in from India’s northern state of Bihar - also hit by Saturday’s quake - because landslides had made roads difficult to navigate.

India flew in medical supplies and relief crews, while China sent in a 60-strong emergency team. Relief agencies said hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley were overflowing and running out of medical supplies.

A US disaster response team was en route and an initial $1 million in aid to address immediate needs had been authorised, the US Agency for International Development said.

Australia and New Zealand together pledged more than $4.5 million, and said they were working to locate hundreds of their citizens believed to be in Nepal, and South Korea promised $1 million in humanitarian aid.

In the capital, hospital workers stretchered patients out onto the street to treat them as it was too dangerous to keep them indoors. The aftershock rocked buildings in the Indian capital New Delhi and halted the city metro.

Some buildings in Kathmandu toppled like houses of cards, others leaned at precarious angles, and partial collapses exposed living rooms and furniture in place and belongings stacked on shelves.


 
 

Suresh Parihar plays with his 8-month-old daughter Sandhaya as he is treated for injuries sustained in an earthquake at a city hospital in the city of Kathmandu

Health workers examine a tiny baby wrapped in blankets in the city of Kathmandu where hospitals have spilled out onto the devastated streets

A man grieves for his sister as she is cremated in a funeral pyre at the Pashupatinath temple, on the banks of the Bagmati river, in Kathmandu. Right, another mourner is unable to contain her sorrow 

Two female survivors sit outside ruined homes in Bhaktapur with injuries sustained in the disaster. At least 2,460 people have died in Nepal 

Thousands of people have set up in the towns squares and open spaces though aid workers fear water and medical supplies will run out. Residents are frightened to return to their homes for fear that an aftershock may cause further devastation 

A sea of tents is seen in the Chuchepati area of the Kathmandu Valley after residents fled what remained of their homes to set up camp outside

In Kathmandu, a police officer tries to hold order over crowds of desperate survivors as he gives out emergency tents to the homeless 

Hundreds queue for a tent in the hope of being given a roof for the night after fleeing what remains of their homes in case they collapse 

Rescue teams search through the ruins for survivors after one side of a building collapsed in central Kathmandu 

A near-empty road on the outskirts of Kathmandu is divided by a crack caused when the earthquake struck. Cyclists and motorists are the few to brave travelling on it the day after the disaster 

Men stand cautiously on sections of collapsed road after yesterdays earthquake in Kathmandu as officials confirm at least 2,500 have died 

A man walks through the ruins of one of the citys famous temples at Durbar Square in Patan as the city reels from the devastating earthquake

Men dig through the debris of ruined homes in Bhaktapur as survivors continue to look for bodies in the rubble after yesterdays quake 

A man surveys the destruction at his home in Bhaktapur, a historic city in the east of the Kathmandu valley where hundreds of homes were destroyed 

A young girl takes pots and pans out from her ruined home in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu as thousands flee their houses to set up camp outdoors 

An elderly woman is accompanied through the street in the Bhaktapur after undergoing treatment for a head injury at one of its remaining hospitals 

In Bhaktapur, a man weeps as he is pulled away from the site where his house once stood. The Kathmandu Valley is densely populated, with thousands living in close conditions 

Aid workers use their hands to dig bricks from piles of rubble in Bhaktapur as more relief arrives from neighbouring countries on Sunday 

A monk holds his hand to his head in disbelief as he inspects the damage at Nepalese heritage site Syambhunaath Stupa, also known as monkey temple, after yesterdays earthquake

A man offers prayers to Hindu God Bhairav at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu as his loyal dog waits nearby. Many of the ancient citys temples were destroyed in the earthquake 

A woman mourns the death of a relative, one of the 2,500 people killed by the earthquake. It is the worst disaster in Nepal for more than 80 years

Women cry for loved ones killed in the disaster at a make-shift camp set up in a public park in Bhaktapur. Funeral pyres have been set up across the country in the streets 

An injured woman is treated at the overcrowded Bir Hospital in Kathmandu. Rescue workers fear crucial supplies are due to run out with aid agencies and charities still unable to gain access to the city 

The wounded are treated outside of Bir Hospital in the capital city of Kathmandu with medics from volunteering charities expected to arrive 

Rescuers, some wearing face masks to keep out the dust, scrambled over mounds of splintered timber and broken bricks in the hope of finding survivors. Some used their bare hands to fill small white buckets with dirt and rock.

Thousands of people spent the night outside in chilly temperatures and patchy rain, too afraid to return to their damaged homes or sleep indoors for fear of another tremor. 

Aftershocks from the deadly earthquake have ravaged through the country today. 

When the aftershocks come you cannot imagine the fear... you can hear the women and children crying 

The aftershocks keep coming ... so people dont know what to expect,  said Sanjay Karki, Nepal country head for global aid agency Mercy Corps. 

All the open spaces in Kathmandu are packed with people who are camping outdoors. When the aftershocks come you cannot imagine the fear. You can hear women and children crying. 

On Sunday, survivors wandered the streets clutching bed rolls and blankets, while others sat in the street cradling their children, surrounded by a few plastic bags of belongings. 

Army officer Santosh Nepal and a group of rescuers worked all night to open a passage into a collapsed building in Kathmandu. They had to use pick axes because bulldozers could not get through the ancient citys narrow streets.

We believe there are still people trapped inside, he said, pointing at concrete debris and twisted reinforcement rods where a three-storey residential building once stood.

Among the capitals landmarks destroyed in the earthquake was the 200-foot Dharahara Tower, built in 1832 for the queen of Nepal, with a viewing balcony that had been open to visitors for the last 10 years.

A jagged stump was all that was left of the lighthouse-like structure. As bodies were pulled from the ruins on Saturday, a policeman said up to 200 people had been trapped inside.

Survivors inspect a crack in the road left in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the earthquake which has claimed more than 2,500 lives 

Men ease their way around the ruins of homes in Bhaktapur, scouring the site for any survivors. The death toll is expected to rise yet from 2,500

In Bhaktapur, a Buddha survived when the rest of the temple collapsed. Many of the countrys temples - which attract thousands in tourism every year - were destroyed 

Police carry the body of another victim through the rubble-strewn streets of Bhaktapur. The earthquake is the worst disaster the country has seen for more than 80 years 

In the capital city, thousands are camping in the streets for fear of more tremors from the earthquakes aftershock. This morning it measured 6.9 on the Richter Scale 

A small child takes shelter at a makeshift camp site where scores are gathering in fear of more devastation in the capital city of Kathmandu 

Indian men fight for coveted places on an airplane due to leave the country this afternoon after Kathmandu airport reopened 

Emergency workers take rest on care packages and ruck sacks as the search for survivors across Nepal continues into its second day

Bodies were still arriving on Sunday at one hospital where police officer Sudan Shreshtha said his team had brought 166 corpses overnight.

Both private and government hospitals have run out of space and are treating patients outside, in the open, said Nepals envoy to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is back from abroad and will soon address the country.

AS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 2,500 IN 24 HOURS... WHAT HAPPENS NEXT FOR DISASTER STRUCK NEPAL?

With the death toll steadily rising, the full extent of the horror brought by the earthquake is slowly unfolding.

As rescuers scramble to save stranded climbers on Mount Everest where 18 died under avalanches yesterday, experts are warning the worst of the disaster is to come. 

Aftershocks rocked the Himalayan country this morning with residents describing the tremors in terrifying detail. 

One registered 6.9 on the Richter Scale and is feared to have triggered yet more avalanches on Everest. 

While the original earthquakes magnitude - 7.9 - labelled it a major incident, it struck just 11km underground, making its effects all the more devastating. 

Coupled with that is its lack of preparation for such destructive tremors. A relatively poor country, its buildings are shoddily constructed and easily torn down. 

Experts also fear the earthquakes shallowness could have sparked landslides across the mountainous region. 

Save the Childrens Peter Olyle said hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley were running out of storage room for bodies and emergency supplies. There is a need for a government decision on bringing in kits from the military, he said from Kathmandu.

Police put the death toll in Nepal at 2,152, with 5,463 hurt. At least 700 were killed in the capital, a city of about 1 million people where many homes are old, poorly built and packed close together.

Some 49 people were reported killed in neighbouring India, which has sent military aircraft to Nepal with medical equipment and relief teams. It also said it had dispatched 285 members of its National Disaster Response Force.

In Tibet, the death toll climbed to 17, according to a tweet from Chinas state news agency, Xinhua. Four people were killed in Bangladesh. 

Pakistans military is sending four C-130 aircraft with a 30-bed hospital, search and rescue teams and relief supplies, the army said. 

Britain has deployed a team of humanitarian experts to Nepal to provide urgent humanitarian support for people affected by the disaster, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced last night.

Disaster response specialists, including experts in search and rescue, will travel to Nepal overnight where they will assess the scale of the damage caused by the quake, which destroyed homes, businesses and temples in the capital of Kathmandu.

A separate British search and rescue team of 14 volunteers from Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters (SARAID), departed for Nepal this morning.

SARAID a charity specialising in rescuing people trapped in collapsed buildings, is taking 1.5 tonnes of equipment including sound and vibration detectors, search cameras and cutting equipment.

Paul Incledon, a 42-year-old firefighter, from Bristol, said the team was able to deal with the emotional strain of working in a disaster zone.

We will just concentrate and try and block out the grim reality around us, he said.

We have medics going along who we can talk to if we need to, but we will try and just get on and look out for each other. When I was in Haiti, with so much death and destruction around, you just become desensitised to it a little and do the job. 

The team is unsure what to expect when it arrives in Kathmandu, which it plans to access by making an eight-hour journey by road after flying into Bagdogra, a town in northern India.

The reports are saying Kathmandu is quite intact as a city but we understand the rural areas have seen quite a bit of devastation, Mr Incledon said.

Roads to Gorkha district, the site of the epicentre, were blocked by landslides, hindering rescue teams, chief district official Prakash Subedi said. Teams were trekking on foot through mountain trails to reach remote villages, and helicopters would also be deployed, he said.

Mukesh Kafle, head of Nepal Electricity Authority, said power had been restored to the main government office, the airport and hospitals. But the damage to the electricity cables and poles was making it difficult to restore power across many parts of the country.

We have to make sure all cables are secure before turning the power on. Our technicians have been working round the clock to restore power to the people, he said.  

Up to 18 people are feared to have died on Mount Everest after being buried by an avalanche that was triggered by the earthquake yesterday. Above, rescue helicopters return to base camp to collect remaining survivors  

A rescue operation in the Kalanki neighbourhood of Kathmandu saw police rescuers tried to extricate a man lying under a dead person, crushed by a pile of concrete slabs and iron beams, as his family members watched on in horror.

We are digging the debris around him, cutting through concrete and iron beams. We will be able to pull him out but his body under his waist is totally crushed. He is still alive and crying for help. We are going to save him, said police officer Suresh Rai.  

National police spokesman Kamal Singh Ban said the number known to have died in Nepal had risen to 1,953 while officials in India said the toll there now stood at 53. Chinese state media said 17 people had been killed in the Tibet region.  

GOOGLE RELAUNCH PERSON FINDER IN AFTERMATH OF DISASTER 

Google have relaunched their person finder tool to help those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

The tool is a searchable, online database to help people track down their loved ones who are involved in the disaster.

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which killed hundreds and destroyed homes, also damaged communications in the region.

Person Finder collates information from emergency responders and individuals who post details about relatives missing or found.

Within hours of the disaster, 200 names had been uploaded.

The tool was first launched in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and has been used in several major disasters ever since including the 2011 Japanese tsunami and 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

A spokeswoman for Intrepid Travel - which arranges treks in Nepal and around the Everest region - confirmed they had groups with British travellers in the area and said they are still attempting to contact those tours.

The earthquake has also triggered a massive avalanche on Mount Everest killing 18 and injuring at least 30. Several groups of climbers were also said to be trapped at base camp which was severely damaged.

Panicked residents had rushed into the streets as the tremor erupted with the impact felt hundreds of miles away in big swathes of northern India and even in Bangladesh. 

Prime Minister David Cameron pledged that the UK would do all it can to help in the aftermath on the Nepal earthquake.

On Twitter he said: Shocking news about the earthquake in Nepal - the UK will do all we can to help those caught up in it. 

Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, added his condolences and said the British Embassy was providing help to any UK nationals caught up in the disaster.

My thoughts are with the people of Nepal and everyone affected by the terrible loss of life and widespread damage caused by the earthquake, he said.

We are in close contact with the Nepalese government. The British Embassy in Nepal is offering our assistance to the authorities and is providing consular assistance to British Nationals.  

Labour leader Ed Miliband also expressed his sympathy for all those involved, tweeting: The awful scenes in Nepal are heartbreaking. My thoughts go out to the people affected, and to those caring for survivors. 

Yesterday Vim Tamang, a resident of Manglung village near the epicentre, said: Our village has been almost wiped out. Most of the houses are either buried by landslide or damaged by shaking.All the villagers have gathered in the open area. We dont know what to do. We are feeling helpless.

A terrified Kathmandu resident said: Everything started shaking. Everything fell down. The walls around the main road have collapsed. The national stadiums gates have collapsed, Kathmandu resident Anupa Shrestha said. 

Indian tourist Devyani Pant was in a Kathmandu coffee shop with friends when suddenly the tables started trembling and paintings on the wall fell on the ground. 

Before and after: The Dharahara Tower, one of Kathmandus landmarks built by Nepals royal rulers in the 1800s was reduced to rubble when the earthquake struck yesterday morning 

People inspect the damage of the collapsed landmark Dharahara, also called Bhimsen Tower, after an earthquake caused serious damage in the capital city 

A survivor is pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in Kathmandu yesterday shortly after the earthquake struck at around noon 

The quakes epicentre was 50 miles north-west of Kathmandu and it had a depth of only seven miles, which is considered shallow in geological terms. The shallower the quake, the more destructive power it carries, and witnesses said the trembling and swaying of the earth went on for several minutes.

National radio warned people to stay outdoors and maintain calm because more aftershocks were feared.

A 6.6-magnitude aftershock hit about an hour after the initial quake. But smaller aftershocks continued to arrive every few minutes and residents reported of the ground feeling unstable.

People gathered outside Kathmandus Norvic International Hospital where doctors and nurses had hooked up some patients to IV drops in the car park or were giving people oxygen. 

A Swedish woman, Jenny Adhikari, who lives in Nepal, told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that she was riding a bus in the town of Melamchi when the earth began to move.

A huge stone crashed only about 20 metres from the bus, she was quoted as saying.

All the houses around me have tumbled down. I think there are lot of people who have died, she told the newspaper by telephone. Melamchi is about 30 miles north-east of Kathmandu.  

The earthquake also shook several cities across northern India and was felt as far away as Lahore in Pakistan and Lhasa in Tibet, 340 miles east of Kathmandu and Indias capital of New Delhi. The Indian cities of Lucknow in the north and Patna in the east also reported strong tremors. 

In Siliguri, India, where at least two people including a woman were killed, the front of an earthquake-damaged house was trapped in wiring and the branches of a tree

A collapsed house in Nyelam County in Shigatse, Tibet (left) while a man looks through the ruble of a similarly damaged building in Kathmandu

As well as leveling many of Kathmandus homes and structures, the quake also left a dust pall over the valley, doctors and witnesses said

People search for survivors under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Kathmandu Durbar Square yesterday in the immediate aftermath 

Rescue teams and tractors clear the rubble of collapsed buildings, crumbled temples and broken walls in the famous square yesterday

 

 

 

 

 

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