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Of shattered lives and a country in ruins

April 28, 2015 12:24 IST
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Nepal is facing a major humanitarian crisis as rescuers struggle to reach out the victims of the devastating earthquake that rocked the country on Saturday.

Capital city Kathmandu is in ruins, its wounded residents live with fear and hunger in camps, fearful of returning to their homes... if they are still standing.

Here are some glimpses from Kathmandu:


Image: A woman cries as her father's body is prepared for cremation along a river, following Saturday's earthquake, in Kathmandu. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters


Image: A man prays next to rubble of a temple, destroyed in Saturday's earthquake, in Kathmandu. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters


Image: An earthquake victim holds her daughter as she sits outside her makeshift shelter on open ground in the early hours in Kathmandu, April 28. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters


Image: A man walks along the collapsed houses after the earthquake in Bhaktapur. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters


Image: Abhishek Tamang, 4, looks on after receiving medical treatment at Dhading hospital, in Dhading Besi, Nepal. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters


Image: A man looks into his damaged house to recover belongings following Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters


Image: A man walks on the rubble of collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters


Image: A resident cooks rice in an evacuation area set up by the authorities in Tundhikel park in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Omar Havana/Getty Images


Image: A volunteer walks on top of the debris of a collapsed temple at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Omar Havana/Getty Images


Image: A resident cries while speaking in the phone under her tent in an evacuation area set up by the authorities in Tundhikel park in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Omar Havana/Getty Images

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