Aftermath Photos Of Magnitude 7.8 Nepal Earthquake, Almost 2000 Killed

A building stands damaged after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)
A building stands damaged after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits Kathmandu, Nepal, on Saturday killing nearly 2000 people.

More than 700 people died in Kathmandu alone.

The Saturday earthquake was the worst earthquake in Nepal since the 1934 earthquake that killed about 8500 people.

The death toll from the earthquake might rise as the situation in the remote area is unclear because those places are either cut off or hard to access.

The earthquake sparked avalanches in the Mount Everest that killed at least seventeen people; which is the mountain’s worst disaster.

A strong aftershock with a magnitude of 6.7, centred 60km (40 miles) east of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Sunday sending people running for open ground in the city.

Here are some photos of the aftermath…

Malaysian Everest Climber Killed On The Way To Base Camp

Inset: Mohamad Shahrulnizam Ahmad Nazari. Image credit to NST.
Inset: Mohamad Shahrulnizam Ahmad Nazari. Image credit to NST.

Malaysian climber, Mohamad Shahrulnizam Ahmad Nazari, 25 died from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) on the way up to the Everest base camp at about 5pm Nepal time, Monday.

He was a part of the Perbadanan Putrajaya Sports, Recreation and Welfare Club’s expedition to Kalapathar and the Everest base camp along with ten men and three women.

It was also reported that another climber also suffers AMS and is critically ill.

The climbers are now camping out in Labuche at the height of 4,100 metres above sea level.

A Malaysian embassy spokesman in Kathmandu, Nepal said that none of the members nor the body of the victim could be flown out of the mountain to the hospital in Kathmandu because of a bad weather.

Perbadanan Putrajaya corporate communications senior deputy director Zaharah Salamat said:

“Around 7.15pm, we were informed of his passing, and until now we cannot ascertain as to when the body can be flown out to Kathmandu. Following the tragic incident, all climbers had canceled their plans to head to the Everest base camp and are currently staying in Labuche.”

Al-Fatihah to Allahyarham Mohamad Shahrulnizam Ahmad Nazari.

Image credit to NST.
Image credit to NST.

Meeting Indiana Jones Again

On October 10, 2012, we fetched our Australian friend, Rupert Mann from the Islamic Arts Museum.

Like Indiana Jones, Rupert is an archaeologist and wears a hat too.

I wore the hat that he gave me during his last trip to Malaysia in February 2012, and I was very happy because he wore the same hat too 🙂

It was really fun talking to him again after 8 months since we last met.

He gave us lots of beautiful stamps from all around the world.

We were looking at the beautiful stamps.

He flew to Kuala Lumpur on his way to Kathmandu, Nepal for a hiking trip.

We went to a frozen yoghurt shop, Tutti Frutti which served very tasty frozen yogurt with all kinds of toppings.

I really enjoyed talking to Rupert and he is really fun to be with.

Everybody in my family really like Rupert because he is a wonderful and nice friend.

Rupert is very polite and very wise too.

I gave him the book that I wrote, titled, ‘The Calovinia’ and I hope that he’ll enjoy the book.

Rupert (R) and I holding ‘The Calovinia’.

I love meeting him and I really hope to meet him again soon.

At Least 9 Killed In Nepal Avalanche

Rescue team members carry a tourist (C) after an avalanche at Mount Manaslu Base Camp September 23, 2012. REUTERS/Simrik Air/Handout

On Sunday, September 23, 2012, at least 9 people were killed by an avalanche on Mount Manaslu, about 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Kathmandu.

At least five injured climbers were rescued from the mountain while four people are still missing. 

The height of Mount Manaslu is 8,163-metre (26,781-foot).

It is the world’s eighth highest mountain. 

Among the dead were climbers from Germany and Spain. 

Since the accident took place at a height of 7,000 meters (22,950 feet), helicopters had to be used to rescue the victims.

Avalanche is very dangerous and lots of people were killed and injured by avalanche each year.

I am sad and sorry for the victims, their friends and families.