Nepal is the home to eight of the world's 14 tallest mountains. But beneath the peaks of the Himalayas, a disaster was waiting.
A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, along with many surrounding villages. The death toll, nearly two weeks after the quake, nears 8,000.
The destruction hits close to home for a small community of Texas Tech students who hail from the mountainous country between India and China.