Nepal earthquake: Hundreds gather in Kathmandu to mark 1 month since deadly quake

Global News

WATCH: Hundreds of people in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu held hands on Monday, to form a human chain around a UNESCO-recognised historical monument destroyed in the recent earthquake.

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Hundreds of people held a candlelight vigil in Nepal’s capital Monday evening to mark one month since the earthquake that killed thousands of people and affected millions.

About 200 people gathered at the Brikutimandap grounds in the heart of Kathmandu to remember the dead. They held a minute of silence, lit candles and signed messages in memory of those killed.

“We are here to pray for peace of the people who were killed and to pledge that we will rebuild the country,” student Suresh Niraula said.

In the afternoon about 400 people held hands to form a human chain around the site where Dharahara tower once stood. The Dharahara tower, built in 1832 with a 213-step spiral staircase, once…

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