28 Apr '15, 2pm

Amid Mass Cremations in Nepal, a Village Comes Out for 6 of a Family from Singapore

Amid Mass Cremations in Nepal, a Village Comes Out for 6 of a Family from Singapore

Among hundreds of earthquake victims cremated today in the ghats near the famous Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, were six of a family who lived in Singapore and had come visiting their village in Nepal. The entire village turned up for the last rites. With their vacation nearing an end, the family was visiting the historic Dharara tower in old Kathmandu, when the deadly earthquake struck, bringing the structure down, a family friend said, overcome with emotion and barely audible over the wailing of grief-torn relatives. Not far, a man waited to perform the last rites for his seven-year-old daughter, snatched away by the quake. In devastated Nepal, there is a shortage not just of food, medicine, water and fuel, but even space for cremation. On the ghats of the Bagmati river, people jostled for space to cremate their dead. Others waited in queues for their turn to perform...

Full article: http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/amid-mass-cremations-in-ne...

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