“Chaotic” situation in Nepal amid “dramatic” destruction

27 April 2015

The situation in Nepal has been described as “chaotic” and the destruction of cultural sites as “absolutely dramatic”, according to the head of the UN’s cultural agency (UNESCO) in Nepal.

Christian Manhart says that many of the survivors of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Saturday are forced to sleep in outdoor spaces.

Around sixty aftershocks have shaken the ground, so he has been sleeping in his garden.

Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to at least 3,600 and continues to increase.

Eleutério Guevane spoke with Mr Manhart and began by asking him to describe the situation around him.

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