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            Dhading, March 14: The major earthquake of April 25, 2015 had caused so much profound effect on a six years old girl of Salyantar VDC-7, Dhading that she has been chained ever since.

            Lack of treatment for Bandana Kumal has worsened her situation further, said Bandana's grandmother Dhan Kumari.

            All the Kumal family members had gone to a nearby health institution when the quake struck. "After the temblor, we hurried to the house only to find it crumbled down. Houses surrounding ours were also destroyed in the quake," said Dhan Kumari.

            In the initial days following the quake, the family members took a refuge in a tent in front of their damaged house. "Since the quake, my granddaughter (Bandana) started showing unusual behaviours like gazing into the sky," Dhan Kumari said.

            Before the disaster, she was as normal that she would go to school and carry out her routine activities, she said. "Now she cannot speak properly, and defecate in the confinement itself."

            With hope for the treatment for Bandana, the impoverished daily wager Kumal family previously took her to various hospitals, but to no avail. The family has spent all they had in her treatment. "Now we are wondering how to pay back the debt taken for her treatment," said Bandana's mother Kamala.




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