by Mallika Aryal, IRIN, Switzerland - Mento Ghale did what any parent would do when Nepal’s 25 April earthquake struck her village of Mailung: she grabbed the children and got them out of the house as quickly as she could. It was a narrow escape. Much of Ghale’s village, tucked away at the base of a hill in Rusawa district in eastern Nepal, was swept away in a landslide triggered by the 7.8-magnitude quake. Scores of her neighbours are buried in the mud and rubble – among the more that 9,500 Nepalese killed in the disaster.
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