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PHOTOS: Nepal still in rubble a year after devastating quake

April 25, 2016 09:51 IST
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Thousands died when a 7.8-magnitude quake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015. A year later, victims still huddle in tents across the country accusing the government of failing them.

Political wrangling over control of the funds and delays in setting up the National Reconstruction Authority mean that most victims have received nothing beyond an initial small payout.

Here are some images to show you what Nepal looks like today.

 

A combination picture shows people carrying the body of a victim on a stretcher after an earthquake April 25, 2015 (top) and vendors selling flowers after the debris had been cleared in Kathmandu, Nepal, February 16, 2016. The two devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal last year killed almost 9,000 people across the country. Inside the Kathmandu Valley almost 2,000 died, and some of the area's most important cultural and heritage sites were completely destroyed. As Kathmandu inhabitants prepare to mark the one-year anniversary of the event, thousands are still displaced and millions are living in temporary shelters. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar /Reuters

 

A combination picture shows trapped people being rescued inside a temple in Bashantapur Durbar Square after an earthquake April 25, 2015 (top) and the same location after the debris had been cleared in Kathmandu, Nepal February 16, 2016.

 

A combination picture shows people walking along a deserted road near a collapsed house after an earthquake April 29, 2015 (top) and the same location in Kathmandu a year later. 

 

A combination picture shows people working past damaged buildings following the (top) and the same location after the debris has been cleared at Sankhu, on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

 

A combination picture shows a man walking along a street near a collapsed house following the quake and the same location after the debris had been cleared in Kathmandu. 

 

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