Nepal Earthquake District Profile - Nuwakot (15.05.2015)

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I. Situation Overview

On of 12 May, 1,000 people had been reported killed and 1,311 injured in Nuwakot as a result of the earthquake on 25 April. Highly affected were the northeastern VDS of the district where reportedly all infrastructure and houses are destroyed and where there are a large number of casualties. As of 13 May, there have been no further deaths or injuries reported in Nuwakot as a result of the 7.3 magnitude aftershock that struck on 12 May.

Initial estimates based on Government data of damaged buildings in the affected districts, suggested that 51% of the population of Nuwakot have been affected by the earthquake. According to Government estimates from 12 May, 30,000 buildings were destroyed in the earthquake and 15,000 are partly damaged. Road access via Galcchi in Dhading district was not affected up to Kharanita in Nuwarkot. From there, the road into the northeastern VDCs was damaged. No shelter assistance had reached the northeastern VDCs and the anger among the population due to lacking supplies is growing. Trishuli hydropower station in Trishuli Bazar with a capacity of 24 MW has reportedly been damaged and needs repair (Local sources).

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