Couple’s quake experience
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.