6.8 quake: Rescue operation

Updated: Sep 20, 2011 21:09 IST

Members of the Indian Army's engineering wing help a Buddhist monk descend a huge landslide following Sunday's 6.8 magnitude earthquake, in Sikkim. Thousands of homeless villagers in the Himalayas spent a miserable night outdoors in heavy rains after a powerful earthquake flattened houses and rescuers struggled to reach victims in the mountains of India, Nepal and Tibet.
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Members of the Indian Army's engineering wing help a Buddhist monk descend a huge landslide following Sunday's 6.8 magnitude earthquake, in Sikkim. Thousands of homeless villagers in the Himalayas spent a miserable night outdoors in heavy rains after a powerful earthquake flattened houses and rescuers struggled to reach victims in the mountains of India, Nepal and Tibet.

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