Cou­ple’s quake ex­pe­ri­ence

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kilo­me­tres long for wa­ter, food and tents.

At one stage, po­lice and lo­cal vol­un­teers handed out boxes each con­tain­ing 12 packets of in­stant noodles.

‘‘At the be­gin­ning they were giv­ing one box to peo­ple, but then they saw so many peo­ple com­ing they gave only one packet,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s more has­sle with big queues and they’re not well or­gan­ised. You can

‘‘It was a big re­lief but I’m very sad to leave my fam­ily.’’

The Sherpa fam­ily will camp out­side un­til the house is re­built. Tem­per­a­tures drop to freez­ing at night in the Hi­malaya and the mon­soon sea­son starts in June.

And with eight mil­lion peo­ple af­fected, and hun­dreds of thou­sands of homes de­stroyed, it will be some time be­fore they man­age to find builders and car­pen­ters.

The Sherpa fam­ily camped out­side for six nights af­ter the earth­quake. Ang Lhakpa, her son 18-mon­thold Zamyang, Angch­hechi and Dawa Sherpa.

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