"When I think about it, I cannot believe all that happened in one day,” Sarita said. “It feels like a movie—one minute I was eating lunch with my family, the next I was running away from my own house.”
She recalls the immediate days after the earthquake as emotionally and physically tiring. Even though she was surrounded by her family, Sarita had never been as scared as she was on that day.
This was the biggest earthquake to strike Nepal in 80 years. It was Saturday 25 April 2015 at 11:56am when the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit. The quake killed more than 8,500 people, and injured more than 17,000.