On May 12, a warm quiet afternoon in Kathmandu made a dramatic turn as a 7.3 magnitude aftershock struck the city. Buildings rocked for several seconds. The large aftershock caused panic as everyone rushed to the streets. The Project HOPE team was working at Manmohan Teaching Hospital when the quake stuck, the team helped move patients to safe areas and comforted those who have been subjected to a second large earthquake in less than three weeks.
First reports from the team at the hospital described patients being rocked from their beds. One cardiac patient experienced a major incident during the quake and the team is working hard to insure his survival. Ambulances began quickly arriving, bringing newly injured to the already crowded facility.
HOPE's Kenly Flanigan and myself were in the city of Kathmandu when the quake stuck. We rushed to provide help. The streets were packed but there was not much new damage. There were no sirens and most people seemed uninjured but nerves were frayed. The power is out in most of the city.
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