24 Aug 2015, IRIN
When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, it flattened villages and killed more than 9,000 people. It should also have sent countries across the region scrambling to improve preparedness systems; yet experts say too little is being done to get ready for the next big quake. Recent studies underscores the need for countries - like Nepal and Bhutan - to invest heavily in disaster preparedness, as it suggests the region is likely to be hit by an even larger quake, reports IRIN...
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