Some of you may be aware of an earthquake that occurred last Sunday (18/9/11) in East Nepal. It was quite severe and shook things up fairly vigorously at Lalgadh so that people went outside for safety. Fortunately, most of the buildings are earthquake-proof and there was no damage to the site.However, the epicentre of the earthquake was on the Nepal border with Sikkim, and many houses were destroyed and many more badly damaged. The rescue services are hampered by the severe monsoon rain and by landslides which the earthquake triggered. The number of people killed is as yet unknown. Do please pray for the rescue efforts and for those families affected by damage, death or injury.
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