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Nepal quake: Tent city springs to life in Katmandu, transforming park
Nepal quake: Tent city springs to life in Katmandu, transforming park

Sony Tamand was helping her aunt run her popular general store on Saturday afternoon when everything began to shake. “I felt the ground moving from side to side and I just ran out of the store and onto the street screaming,” said Tamand, 20, a management major at Katmandu’s British College. “I only realized that it was a serious earthquake afterwards—it felt almost like a bad dream when it was happening.” Tamand is part of a very large family, and she and her sisters and cousins find themselves part of an even larger community now, sleeping outdoors in central Katmandu, where thousands of displaced Nepali families have gathered in row after row of...

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