MIAMI, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery en Español's documentary TERREMOTO EN NEPAL (Aftershock: Disaster in Nepal), analyzes the destructive force and terrible consequences of the 7.8 and 7.3 earthquakes that shook the country this past spring. TERREMOTO EN NEPAL premieres June 21 at 10PM E/P as part of the Discovery a Fondo programming block (#Afondo).
The massive earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th caused vast destruction, amassing a devastating death toll of more than 8,000 people, including 18 climbers who were at Mount Everest's Base Camp during the time of the quake. Historic buildings in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, were reduced to rubble and generations-old family homes collapsed in clouds of dust.
The one-hour special goes beyond the headlines and gives viewers a close-up look at the rescue operations while sharing compelling first-hand accounts from those who survived the natural disaster, from a mother whose baby was buried for 22 hours and a student who was crushed under a multi-story building in the city's Durbar Square, to a newlywed couple caught up in the avalanche at Everest's Base Camp.
TERREMOTO EN NEPAL includes expert interviews and computer simulations to explain the science behind earthquakes. The documentary also takes an exclusive look at the new technology being developed to predict these natural phenomena.
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About Discovery a Fondo:
Discovery en Español takes a deep and impartial look at the most significant current affair issues of today in its Emmy Award high-quality Discovery a fondo documentary series. Discovery a fondo, goes beyond the headlines and unearths all sides of the real-life stories it covers with its exclusive Discovery access and focus on the interests of its U.S. Hispanic audience. Ranging in topics from social issues, natural disasters, human interest stories and updates on momentous events from the past, these specials leverage Discovery en Español's distinctive emphasis on spellbinding investigative storytelling.
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