Sangachok

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Sangachok
साँगाचोक
City
Sangachok is located in Nepal
Sangachok
Sangachok
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°41′N 85°43′E / 27.69°N 85.71°E / 27.69; 85.71Coordinates: 27°41′N 85°43′E / 27.69°N 85.71°E / 27.69; 85.71
Country    Nepal
Zone Bagmati Zone
District Sindhupalchok District
Population (2013)
 • Total 10,791
 • Religions Hindu
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Sangachok is a village and market center of Chautara Sangachowkgadi Municipality in Sindhupalchok District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. The formerly Village Development Committee was merged to form the new municipality on 2017. At the time of the 2013 Nepal census it had a population of 10,791 and had 1828 houses in the village.[1]

2015 Nepal earthquake[edit]

The town was severely affected by the earthquake on 25 April 2015. In the aftermath of the earthquake people went to the toilet everywhere due the lack of organised toilets. The town suffered from poor sanitation, threat of an epidemic, and hunger. The natural spring the supplied the town with water was destroyed leaving residents to rely on existing stores of water and leading to water shortages.[2] There were inadequate medical supplies in the town. The nearest hospital was about 25 miles away. People slept outdoors in a makeshift tent community.[3] 183 people in the village were confirmed dead. Local officials avoided locals out of fear of their anger.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Archived from the original on 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  2. ^ Lee, Briana (30 April 2015). "Nepal Earthquake: In Tent Cities, Water Shortages, Open Toilets Add To Fears Of Looming Health Disaster". International Business Times. International Business Times. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Edison Hayden, Michael (29 April 2015). "Patience wears thin in rural Nepal, where quake aid is slow to arrive". LA Times. LA Times. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Lee, Briana (29 April 2015). "Nepal Earthquake: Wait For Relief Swells Into Anger In Villages Outside Kathmandu". International Business Times. International Business Times. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2017.