Oh! Sindhupalchowk, (2) Look at you, what have you done to yourself

Posted on May 1, 2015

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Reuben Rai

May 2,

Kathmandu

I and my other three friend went to Sindhupalchowk today. When Earth Quake happened last Saturday, I wanted to know how many Christians were affected by this, I started trying to call but no one gave definite answer on how many Christian died, injured or Churches damaged or destroyed. So I started to get information or visited myself to make a list in my own way.

We heard that Churches in Kothe, Lamosangu and others area were badly affected. We went there to see by our self and to tell you what we saw. We wanted to know what our brothers and sisters doing in that part of the world because we never hear anything from them in anyway. We started to take pictures of houses that has been fallen and we were shocked to see that those images were never seen on TV or in Newspaper or elsewhere.

Cracked Road

We saw that road were divided by huge crack and some time it is so bigger that your motorbike wheel can go there. You need to be careful riding your vehicle because crack is everywhere.

Just as we enter Sindhupalchowk, we saw that road were divided by huge crack and some time it is so bigger that your motorbike wheel can go there. You need to be careful riding your vehicle because crack is everywhere. We were lucky to drive because there were no rain today and it was sunny.

Damaged House all they way

I have not seen such devastating scene anywhere with my own eye. What a horrific. How could nature do that?

I have not seen such devastating scene anywhere with my own eye. What a horrific. How could nature do that? Government tell around 2000 people died in Earth Quake in Sindhupalchowk. How could you say that because you don’t know how many people were buried alive, or drawn in river. You don’t even know how many baptized in avalanche who were searching for Yarchagumba (Cordeceps sinensis) in high mountain? There could be much more then we think. Mr. Indra in New Bridge said that many people in these mountains are died but no one can go there and no has come here because road is cut off.

Alpha Church in Kothe

We met Pastor Sitaram Shrestha of Alpha Church in Kothe, in Mangkha 6. They were 70 people when Earth Quake happen. Ground floor had assembly and second floor had Sunday school and guest room.

We met Pastor Sitaram Shrestha of Alpha Church in Kothe, in Mangkha 6. They were 70 people when Earth Quake happen on 25th April. Church was started in 6 years ago. Ground floor had assembly and second floor had Sunday school and guest room. Suddenly, Earth started to move and some of them run outside for safety but many others were trapped in the fallen floor. Why Earth Quake on Church day, we never know. 6 people died that day and rest others were taken out when they were able to make Hole underneath. Father: Suman , wife: Anju (age 35), Son: Shon (15), Daughter: Samarpan (7), Son: Sandesh (5) were from one family. Father survive, rest four died. Can you imagine what this man is going through now.  Other two were Bhakta and Maili. We also had quick visit to Khristiya Mandali in Kothe where Pastor Tara leads. We saw the damaged Church and we were afraid to go there because it is standing in the think line, it could collapse anytime. Oh! Sindhupalchowk (2), Look at you, what have you done to yourself.

Whole town fallen

Once a busy town become a solitary place. It turned into a ruin.

Once a busy town become a solitary place the next day. It turned into a ruin. Devastation more then I have ever imagined. Every town we go we saw this. Not even single face smile.

Nissi Rophe Church, Lamosangu

Nissi Rophe Church where Pastor Ramesh Kumar serve was establish 25 years ago led many to the Lord Jesus Christ. But tragedy struck to this Church and they lost 15 of their precious members.

Nissi Rophe Church where Pastor Ramesh Kumar serve was establish 25 years ago led many to the Lord Jesus Christ. But tragedy struck to this Church and they lost 15 of their precious members. There is only a remains now. Around Three Hundred people were gathered there for worship. 15 died, around 55 hospitalized and rest were taken out. Some did not had leg, some did not had hand, others head were injured. There was not a single person who didn’t cry. Oh! Sindhupalchok. What have you done to yourself.

Brand new Motorbike on the lonely road

It was a red motorbike. When suddenly stone start to role from the mountain big stone hit the bike. We don't know what happen to driver. I think driver must have died. The road to Tibet border is small and river at one side and huge mountain in other side. Its tyre had mark that means its still new.

It was a red motorbike. When suddenly Earth Quake started to role from the road above, big stone hit the bike. We don’t know what happen to driver. I think driver must have died. The road to Tibet border is small and river at one side and huge mountain in other side. Its Tyre had mark that means its still new. Its similar to mine, 220cc Bike. Its red.

Huge Stone upon the Car

A new car was hit by big rock. I could see that by the damage in the middle of the roof.  What might had happen to the people inside it? Hundreds of people just in that single road have died and no body knows the record.

A new car was hit by big rock. I could see that by the damage in the middle of the roof. What might had happen to the people inside it? Hundreds of people just in that single road have died and no body knows the record.

Road blocked by stones which Earth Quake caused to fall

Road is cut off to the Tibet border. You can't imagined how much damage is done in this road. Many people coming and going at mid day on that day got trapped in this road. If they jump its a deadly river. They can't run left and right , everywhere its falling. This cruel Earth Quake killed people.

Road is cut off to the Tibet border. You can’t imagined how much damage is done in this road. Many people coming and going at mid day on that day got trapped in the middle of no way. If they jump its a deadly river. They can’t run left and right , everywhere its falling. This cruel Earth Quake killed people.

Car and bus trapped in the middle of the cliff

Imagine you are driving in one way, in the middle of the cliff. You can't turn anywhere. All you see is deep gorge where people swing and bungee and suddenly 7.9 magnitude hits the mountain and starts  falling truck size rock upon the bus. Passenger in the bus would never have a chance to escape. All those who were hit by stones are unconscious and mud and rock starts to pile up upon the body. What a cruel nature.

Imagine you are driving in one way, in the middle of the cliff. You can’t turn anywhere. All you see is deep gorge where people swing and bungee and suddenly 7.9 magnitude hits the mountain and starts falling truck size rock upon the bus. Passenger in the bus would never have a chance to escape. All those who were hit by stones are unconscious and mud and rock starts to pile up upon the body. What a cruel nature. I have never seen these pictures in television, or online media. I got with my camera today and I can’t believe what I am capturing today.

A man frighten and running

I saw a frightened man looking to the car where many at once were killed without anyone serving them with water. What a haunted scene. I dare not go there. Its not near to village or town. Its right where no one is. Oh Gosh, why all these. We expect around 150 died here. This I bring you for the very first time to media. No one has been here to take photos of the incident.

I saw a frightened man looking to the car where many at once were killed without anyone serving them with water. What a haunted scene. I dare not go there. Its not near to village or town. Its right where no one is. Oh Gosh, why all these? We expect around 150 died here. This I bring you for the very first time to media. No one has been here to take photos of the incident. Just think if the steels and irons are beaten or broken, then what would have happen to human? This is what earth quick did in Sindupalchowk and the who nation do not see this. I took all these scene today.

A Car covered with mud and rock

I saw one car covered with mud and rock and just near the right window I saw a body fallen facing downward. The mountain above the car is very high that it cracks the mountain and cause big rock to fall. People just got off the car but could not go anywhere. Their biggest enemy became the Earth Quake.

I saw one car covered with mud and rock and just near the right window I saw a body fallen facing downward. The mountain above the car is very high that it cracks the mountain and cause big rock to fall. People just got off the car but could not go anywhere. Their biggest enemy became the Earth Quake. I am witnessing Nepal Earth Quake devastating scene. This is near the Bungy in Naya Pull, in Mahuri Bhir. I wish that no body will go through this experience again.

Bodies every where

I saw dead body near the car. Its back of the person 's body. Who could be he? May be he has wife and waiting for him to come home.

I saw dead body near the car. Its back of the person ‘s body. Who could be he? May be he has wife and waiting for him to come home. Oh my gosh, what am I seeing in this place. When I was taking this photos, there were Earth Quakes coming. Is this the Apocalypse?

Bodies in the road

My friend who was with me was very frightened. He said I would not have come this place. I can't stand. I am never going to come with you again. But I simply wanted to become a photographer. I really had pity with the people who died in this way in the middle of the mountain road. I ask Police why are their bodies not dispose? He said, we can't do this by ourselves because some one has to come. If he had a wife and children??? His body is laid here for 6 days and his family thinks he is somewhere doing some thing good. This is what Earth Quake have done to Nepal. Nepal government says that they are doing good and helping everyone and taking people to safety. Stop lying to us. Take this body out of the road. Don't take people who offer money for Chopper and you left stranded the poor. No there is not 7000 people who died. There must be more then that. It could be above 15000 People.

My friend who was with me was very frightened. He said I would not have come this place. I can’t stand. I am never going to come with you again. But I simply wanted to become a photographer. I really had pity with the people who died in this way in the middle of the mountain road. I ask Police why are their bodies not dispose? He said, we can’t do this by ourselves because some one has to come. Suppose, If he had a wife and children??? What then?? His body is laid here for 6 days and his family thinks he is somewhere doing some thing good. This is what Earth Quake have done to Nepal. Nepal government says that they are doing good and helping everyone and taking people to safety. Stop lying to us. Take this body out of the road. Don’t take people who offer money for Chopper and you left stranded the poor. No there is not 7000 people who died. There must be more then that. It could be above 15000 People.

Other body

These are the bodies laid in between Barhabise to Chaku only. What can I say now? I bring this to the world so that every one can see it. My condolences and

These are the bodies laid in between Barhabise to Chaku only,on the way to Tibet border. What can I say now? I bring this to the world so that every one can see it. My condolences and prayer to the dead and their family. May some one carry the news to their family because they may not know what happen to him. Oh! Sindhupalchowk, Oh! Sindhupalchowk, Look at you, what have you done to yourself.

When we returned to Kathmandu, it was around 7 PM and all the towns were very quite. People just abandoned it. Towns filled with youth, girls and boys talking and chatting town just turned to be a quite haunting place. Other time, we were to drive very carefully because children play in the road, we didn’t see a single child. There were lights, hotels, people making groups and looking to the passer by suddenly, you could see fallen pillars and sleeping bricks watching you. Its all ruin. Its history.

Oh! Sindhupalchowk, Oh! Sindhupalchowk. Look at you, what have you done to yourself.

Reuben

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