Quake-damaged homes inspected

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Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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More than 1,000 engineers are checking damaged houses in Nepal’s capital and advising people about whether they are safe.

Nepal Engineers Association general-secretary Kishore Kumar Jha said about 13,000 families have asked his organisation to inspect their homes after the massive magnitude-7.8 earthquake near Kathmandu on April 25.

It is still unclear how many houses were damaged in the capital and how many are repairable.

Mr Jha said about 40% of the damaged houses they have inspected so far were considered safe.

Police say about one-third of Kathmandu’s population has left the city since the earthquake. Many others have moved in with relatives, and some are staying in tents in open areas.

Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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