STORY BY PAIGE GILMAR
“I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect,” Lieutenant-Commander Kelly Williamson told CBC.
“…things were very devastated.”
Williamson, a senior public affairs officer with the Canadian Armed Forces’ Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), was referring to the Gorkha earthquake that struck Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2015.
On April 25, a 7.8 magnitude tremor hit the country’s central and eastern regions, its epicentre 34 kilometres east-southeast of the Lamjung municipality and 77 kilometres northwest of the captial. A series of aftershocks hit too, the two largest measuring 6.7 and 6.6 in magnitude.