By: Arun Karki / Sunil Dhungana Published on: 26 May 2015
The devastating Earthquakes that hit Nepal on April 25th and May 12th left thousands of people dead and severe destruction on houses and physical infrastructures.
Map showing 13 hard hit districts of Nepal specifying the house destruction by massive earthquake 2015
Mapping designed by Hum Kumari Gurung Data source: http://drrportal.gov.np, http://cbs.gov.np
The major devastation on houses occurred in districts; Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Nuwakot and Gorkha. These four districts are found to have higher number of poorly built houses whereas Kathmandu and Lalitpur seemingly have higher number of strongly built houses. A big number of house destruction are seen in Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Nuwakot and Gorkha.