Quake survivor seeks support

KATHMANDU: “When sorrows come, they come not single spies. But in battalions!”

As Shakespeare said in his tragedy masterpiece Hamlet, problems seem to follow a quake survivor, Nara Bahadur Baram, one after the other.

After the devastating earthquake on April 25 last year destroyed his house, Baram was all set to reconstruct his house. However, a wooden log he was working with crushed his leg at a steep hill on January 3.

The 55-year-old takes care of a family of four, currently living under a tent, by working as a labourer and in field. He has been admitted to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu expecting support from benevolent hearts.

A relief amount of Rs 10,000 he received for warm clothes has been spent in transportation. He borrowed a loan of Rs 45,000 to cover his medical expenses, said his kin Subas Baram.