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Sital Uprety works with his water samples in Nepal.
Courtesy of Sital Uprety

Nepali Engineering Students Help Rebuild After Nepal’s Earthquake

A group of University of Illinois students from Nepal spent the summer helping to rebuild their country after last spring's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The series of quakes and aftershocks killed some 9,000 people and destroyed buildings and infrastructure. Engineering student Sital Uprety tested and rebuilt water sanitation systems and talked with us about the trip.

Children peer out of makeshift shelter in destroyed village of Paslang near the epicenter of Saturday's massive earthquake in the Gorkha District of Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Military operations continue Tuesday to reach the isolated areas
AP Photo/Wally Santana

UPDATE: Champaign-Urbana Nepali Community Organizes To Help Earthquake Victims

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal destroying buildings and infrastructure. Officials are reported over 8,000 dead and over 14,000 were injured. Now, a second earthquake hit Tuesday. This 7.3 magnitude earthquake caused further damage has killed at least 40 more and injured over 900 while further damaging to Nepal's infrastructure and ability to rebuild. [Update in process on May 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.]

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