Lucie Lecomte sends the link to the Facebook page of Eric Gould, and a post published five hours ago. Excerpt:
The city is black. There is no light. There is no power. Water is an issue. Only some shops have opened briefly, but with sunset all things went quiet. I can hear airplanes again, so I assume the airport is opened. Two friends told me the Indian army is sending 15 planes to rescue citizens. I've been safe with the locals.
My neighbours have invited me back earlier in the day. They put up a tarp to escape the midday sun. I was playing with the boys for a while until lunch was served. Not my first time eating traditional style with my hands from banana leaf plates. Certainly the most humbling though.
We are all unsure how long the situation will last like this. The neighbours are kind enough to share everything they have. This situation has brought the best out of people. Unfortunately the situation is becoming more frightening as rumours spread.
The locals have heard on their radio that another big earthquake is meant to hit. Up to a 9.0 magnitude. Were not sure if that news is accurate or designed to scare people from returning to their homes. Most people are together in parks and schools. Many tourists are roaming the streets right now, in pitch dark, looking for a place to sleep.
We've heard that some roads are okay but others are gone. We are praying that rumours of a bus transporting tourists to a music festival at the time of the quake having been through a landslide are false. We haven't heard from many people. There is no way of communicating without power.
People are hungry. There is nowhere to get food. Some hotels have been cooking for tourists but I wonder what it's like for the millions of others living in Kathmandu. There are only a few places selling water. I have been taking from the bottom of people's bottles.
It just started raining. It's cold. It's night time. It's raining. This is terrible. There is a risk of earthquake vs certainty of getting wet. I am seeing people leave their camps in search of better shelters. Many people might get sick. Many people are already sick and tired. I am personally exhausted. I have had a head cold for days. I have only slept a few hours since the first quake. I am fortunate to be safe but my thoughts are to all those out in the open right now. I still feel tremors.
Last I heard the death toll is over 2000, but that was six hours ago I had that news. I am unable to search for updates at this time. Thousands of people are still missing. People may be trapped in buildings with no supplies.