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Experts: Nepal’s neighbours should ‘learn lessons’ from devastating quake

Experts: Nepal’s neighbours should ‘learn lessons’ from devastating quake

May 6, 2015

NEW DELHI, May 6 ― Nepal's earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighbouring countries which have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanisation could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, experts say. Given its location on a seismic faultline, another major earthquake had long been feared in the Himalayan nation following a disaster in 1934 that flattened much of the capital Kathmandu. Experts and... Read more

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