From the preliminary reports received, there is damage to equipment and buildings, with an estimated seven processors and 26 chilling centres now out of service as a result. Sindhupalchok suffered most of the damage with 18 chilling centers reported to be non-operational during the time of assessment. DDC, the only processor of yak cheese in the country had six cheese production centers completely damaged. More than 13,000 cattle and buffaloes are reported dead and it is estimated that production has decreased by about 40% due to the loss of dairy animals and neglect of those remaining.