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In pics: Nepal grapples with aftermath of devastating earthquake

world Updated: Apr 27, 2015 12:01 IST

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Rescue workers dug through piles of rubble with their bare hands to pull out bodies on Sunday after a massive earthquake devastated the Kathmandu Valley, killing nearly 2,000 and flattening infrastructure, homes and historic sites.

People in the capital Kathmandu and many places across the country woke up to another big aftershock on Sunday morning as authorities ramped up rescue efforts a day after a 7.9-magnitude tremor.



Below are pictures depicting devastation in the Himalayan region.



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The hand of a dead woman is seen after rescue workers recovered it from debris in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo)



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A crane removes debris from the site of a building that collapsed in an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo)





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Indian Army personnel board an Indian Air Force aircraft containing relief materials to be airlifted to Nepal to provide assistance to earthquake victims at Hindon Air Force Station near New Delhi. (AFP Photo)



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A collapsed building after 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal. (Reuters Photo)



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There have been more than 60 aftershocks of more than 4-magnitude since Saturday's quake at 11.56 am. (Reuters Photo)





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People search for family members trapped inside collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (Reuters)



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An injured person is loaded onto a rescue helicopter at Everest Base Camp. (AFP Photo)



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Rescuers tend to a sherpa injured by an avalanche that flattened parts of Everest Base Camp. (AFP Photo)



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A man cries as he walks on the street while passing through a damaged statue of Lord Buddha a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Reuters Photo http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/4/Quake2_APPTI.jpg

Unidentified relatives mourn near the bodies of those killed in earthquake at a hospital, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. AP/PTI Photo http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/4/Quake3_AFP.jpg

Chinese search and rescue personnel are seen with their search dogs as they prepare to head to earthquake-ravaged Nepal from Beijing on April 26, 2015. AFP Photo http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/4/Quake4_Reuters.jpg

People search for family members trapped inside collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. Reuters Photo http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/4/Quake5_AP.jpg

Flames rise from burning funeral pyres during the cremation of victims of Saturday's earthquake, at the Pashupatinath temple on the banks of Bagmati river, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. AP Photo http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/4/Quake6_AFP.jpg

A member of the Nepalese security forces sets up a tent in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu on April 26, 2015. International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on April 26, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort. AFP Photo


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