Just when I was trying to understand how the people of Chile are coping with the erupting volcano, the volcanic ashes and its implications, I was hit with news of a massive earthquake in Nepal. Almost two thousand people have died and several injured and still trapped beneath the rubbles. Several historic building were also affected but of course those can be rebuilt, unlike the lives that have been lost. The earthquake was so bad that it also triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest which has also led to the death of at least 18 people. It's power and effect were felt in surrounding countries like India, China, etc.
The thing with natural disasters is the lack of control man has over it. It is really scary and as much as I'm glad we don't have those on this part of the world, I genuinely feel for those who are at the mercies of the forces of nature. May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace.