“I felt the ground would crack open and erupt like a volcano”

 

Saraswati, a 32 year old mother living in rural Nepal, thought that she and her family would die in the 8.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, 2015.  It was her first earthquake, and says she never realized her own home could potentially kill her.

Storyteller: Saraswati

Date of Story: 25 April, 2015
Location of Story: Jitpur Phedi, Nepal
Location: Jitpur Phedi, Nepal
Date: 23 November, 2015

Recorded by: Sarki Gyalzen for Volunteers Initiative Nepal

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