The Nepalese community in Rhode Island is helping victims of the devastating earthquake that rocked the country last week. A magnitude 7.8 quake struck the capital of Kathmandu, killing some 5,000 people.
That number is expected to rise as aid workers get to more remote regions of the country. KC Kshitiz from the Nepalese Association of Rhode Island, said friends in Kathmandu are without shelter or power.
“They’ve been hit really hard, and some of them have lost their houses. So they’re just outside on the ground, setting up tents and living in the tents,” said Kshitiz.