70-year-old Betimaya searches for her things under the rubble of her house that was destroyed by the earthquake. \There's nothing we can do with her' says her granddaughter Shrigana. 'At any time the rubble can fall and kill her, but she does not listen to us. All her life she spent in poverty, she is trying to find at least something that she can save and give to us.;
Neither military nor the police have protected areas affected by the earthquake from the local residents and looters. Many fear that the destroyed houses could collapse at any moment on people due to the numerous aftershocks.
On 25 April 2015 a powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck central Nepal, causing widespread destruction and killing approximately 7,760 people (29 April estimate).