Filed under: Politics | Tags: Desperate Work, Earthquake, Nepal, Search & Rescue
A Nepali-French search and rescue team pulled a 28 year-old man. Rishi Khanal, from a collapsed apartment block in Kathmandu on Tuesday. He had spent around 80 hours in a room with three dead bodies. He had no access to food or water since midday on Saturday when a 7.9 earthquake hit.
Authorities expect the death toll may reach 10,000 in the region. Some small villages outside Kathmandu have simply vanished.
Rishi Khanal had been on the second floor of a seven-story building when the quake struck. The rescue team drilled down to him when they heard him shouting for help.The rescue took five hours. Doctors say he may have a broken leg.
The possibility of more survivors grows more remote as time passes.
Filed under: Architecture, History, Music, Pop Culture | Tags: Earthquake, Film, San Francisco
I love that there were apparently no traffic laws! Reminds me of our returning soldiers accounts of what traffic is like in Iraq. (Actually, bike messengers in SF still observe no traffic laws to this day.)
For comparison here is the same trip taken 100 years later in 2005:
This is exactly the same route I would take to work everyday when I lived in San Francisco, straight down Market to the Embarcadero, although I traveled it underground on MUNI.