外文标题：A 102-yr-old recalls the monster earthquake of 1934
KATHMANDU: You've to be up real close to Hem Prasad Timilsina for him to hear you. He's 102, but there's something else that marks Timilsina as a unique man in Nepal. He is perhaps the only one who vividly remembers the earthquake of 1934, a monster 8.4 magnitude temblor that left 4,300 people dead and roughly one-fourth of Kathmandu's houses in ruins 81 years ago.
你得非常靠近提米斯那（Hem Prasad Timilsina），他才能听到你说的话。他已经102岁了，有一些事情使得提米斯那成为尼泊尔独一无二的人。他也许是尼泊尔唯一还清晰记得1934年地震的幸存者。81年前，一场8.4级的地震造成了4300人遇难，加德满都大约四分之一的房屋被毁。
Timilsina, a sprightly young 21 that year, used to live in Gorkha those days, the epicentre of Saturday's quake.
"The ghanta-ghar was totally destroyed," he told TOI Wednesday, seated on a plastic chair in one of the tents for those too scared to go home. "But all nine members of my family were safe," he added, looking elsewhere as he can't see too well.
"I was in my sugarcane field at the time of the earthquake," the old man said as people in the camp in the centre of Kathmandu gathered to hear his story for the umpteenth time. "When we heard about the destruction the calamity had wreaked in Kathmandu, we walked for two days to reach here, just to marvel at what had happened. There was no system of public transport those days. You could count on your fingers the number of cars in Nepal, all owned by the rulers."
Timilsina pauses to catch his breath. "New Road was in really bad shape. Asan had been severely hit too. On our way to Kathmandu, we had stopped by Dhading and Nuakot to check. It was bad all around," he continues.
Just like this time, he recalled that people had, that year, eight decades ago, gathered in large numbers for shelter at Tundikhel, Kathmandu's giant open area which now has about 24,000 temporary quake refugees huddled in maybe 1,300-1,500 tents. "But there weren't too many aftershocks," he said, before adding, "The government didn't do much then either."
Subrata Pramanick (Kolkata)
More you live more you see all these disasters.
Indranil Chowdhury (Unknown)
Good to know the facts of the past. History repeats itself.
Venkat B (Unknown)
One man 2 earth quakes experience,