Jyekundo aftermath

On the morning of April 14 in 2010, at 07.49 am a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit the town of Jyekundo and its surroundings. The official count is that 2698 people died (though most people think it’s more like 20 000 if you count the surroundings) and it devastated the town and left most of it in ruins. One year after the earthquake the reconstruction of the town is going slow. Most people still live in tents. There is no water or toilets working. And Chinese migrant-workers coming to rebuild the town don’t leave many jobs for the Tibetan population.