Asia

In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath

  • 27 April 2015
  • From the section Asia
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Image caption Tens of thousands of people in Nepal have been forced to live and sleep outside for fear of further aftershocks following Saturday's earthquake, which killed more than 3,000 people
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Image caption Earthquake victims sit on a tarpaulin as they receive medical treatment outside Dhading hospital in Dhading Besi, outside the capital, Kathmandu
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Image caption Four-year-old Abhishek Tamang is one of the patients receiving treatment outside Dhading hospital
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Image caption An excavator is used to dig through rubble in search of bodies in Kathmandu
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Image caption A young girl walks with a boy over a collapsed school playground in Kathmandu
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Image caption A Nepalese policeman tries to clear the rubble with his hands while looking for survivors at the site of a collapsed temple in Kathmandu
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Image caption People pray before cremating the body of a victim in Kathmandu
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Image caption The 7.8 magnitude quake opened up huge cracks in the ground, here in a road on the outskirts of Kathmandu
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Image caption High in the Himalayas, hundreds of foreign and Nepalese climbers remained trapped after a huge avalanche tore its way through the Mount Everest base camp
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Image caption A construction expert told Reuters that long-term reconstruction costs using proper building standards for an earthquake zone could be more than $5bn, or about 20% of the country's GDP