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After Nepal earthquake, chaos at Katmandu airport: 'From Paradise to Hell'
After Nepal earthquake, chaos at Katmandu airport: 'From Paradise to Hell'

Under a yellow moon that hung like a wedge of lemon in the sky, Ole Andersen was camped at 3 a.m. Monday out front of Katmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport with a green notebook, writing a story he called “From Paradise to Hell in a Few Seconds.” When Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake wracked Nepal, the 66-year-old Danish adventurer, who had come to this Himalayan country to photograph insects, was staying at an organic farm outside the capital. Suddenly, he said, “there was a big sound from deep underground, and everything began to shake.” Bricks came tumbling down in his room on the second floor, blocking the stairwell. Andersen grabbed...

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