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Apr 26, 2015

Nepal Hit by Devastating Earthquake and major aftershock

Nepal Hit by Devastating Earthquake and major aftershock

Rescue crews were racing to pull survivors from the rubble this evening after a powerful earthquake struck Nepal, even as officials said the death toll had soared over 2,100. The earthquake hit about 50 miles northwest of the capital of Kathmandu just before noon local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude-7.8 quake toppled temples and triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest. The Kathmandu area of Nepal was struck by a magnitude 6.7 aftershock on Sunday. Warning: some pictures in this gallery are graphic. According to the United Nations, nearly 5 million people were impacted by the earthquake, which was believed to be the worst earthquake in Nepal in more than 80 years.

Nepal Hit by Devastating Earthquake and major aftershock
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Handout shows people standing on the runway outside the International Terminal after a earthquake hit, at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal HANDOUT/REUTERS

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People wait at a school after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck, in Kathmandu, Nepal NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Indian security personnel stands near a collapsed house after an earthquake in Siliguri STRINGER/INDIA/REUTERS

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People sit with their belongings outside a damaged temple in Bashantapur Durbar Square after a major earthquake hit Kathmandu NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Body of a victim lies trapped in the debris after an earthquake hit, in Kathmandu NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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People gather near a collapsed house after major earthquake in Kathmandu NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Excavator digs the rubble to search for the bodies after an earthquake hit, in Kathmandu, Nepal NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Rescue workers search for bodies as a stretcher is kept ready after an earthquake hit, in Kathmandu NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Boy smiles as he is rescued from a collapsed house after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit, in Kathmandu, Nepal NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A rescuer carries an elderly woman on his back next to collapsed houses as they move to safer areas, after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, in Gyirong county of Xigaze Prefecture STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS

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Members of Chinese International Search and Rescue Team and their rescue dogs board a charted plane to Kathmandu, after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, at Beijing Capital International Airport STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS

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Rescuers scoop porridge for a foreign tourist at a temporary shelter near the China-Nepal border, after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, in Zhangmu township of Xigaze Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A woman mourns the death of a family member a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Precaution tape is seen on the streets of Bhaktapur a day after an earthquake NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Nepalese army personnel walk next to the collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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People gather near the cracks on the road caused by an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Nepalese people leave for their villages riding on a truck due to the lack of public transportation a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Man walks past damaged temples a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Man walks along damaged houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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People search for family members trapped inside collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Boy injured in an earthquake looks out from the window of a hospital as bodies are brought in a day after the earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Rescue team member works to dig out the trapped body of a woman from a collapsed house a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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People walk through a damaged gate a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Nepalese army personnel stands in front of a collapsed temple a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Man runs past damaged houses as aftershocks of an earthquake are felt a day after the earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Woman mourns the death of a family member a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Stranded tourists gather in front of a ticket office after their flights were cancelled a day after an earthquake in Kathmandu NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Statue of an elephant is pictured in the debris of a collapsed temple a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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People cremate the bodies of the victims of an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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People cremate the bodies of the victims of an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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People search for family members trapped inside collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Man cries as he walks on the street while passing through a damaged statue of Lord Buddha a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Women chant hymns during a prayer ceremony at a temple in Ahmedabad, India, for victims of Saturday's earthquake in Nepal AMIT DAVE/REUTERS

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Woman holds the hand of a deceased relative who died during an earthquake outside a hospital in Kathmandu ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

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Relative sits next to an injured victim of an earthquake at a trauma center in Kathmandu ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

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Woman tries to identify a body outside a hospital after an earthquake struck, in Kathmandu ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

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Doctors attend to a boy who was injured during an earthquake, at a trauma center in Kathmandu ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

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Boy comforts his mother who was injured during an earthquake, at a trauma center in Kathmandu ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

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Man sits in the middle of the road during a strong aftershock after an earthquake, in Kathmandu ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

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People rush for safety during a strong aftershock after an earthquake, in Kathmandu ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

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Family carry their belongings as they rush for safety during a strong aftershock after an earthquake, in Kathmandu ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

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The body of a Japanese climber is seen on a stretcher as he is brought back to Kathmandu after he died in an avalanche triggered by an earthquake on Mount Everest STRINGER/NEPAL/REUTERS

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Nepalese climber is treated outside a hospital after being rescued from an avalanche triggered by an earthquake on Mount Everest, in Kathmandu STRINGER/NEPAL/REUTERS

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The body of an earthquake victim lies in the debris of the collapsed house at Bhaktapur STRINGER/NEPAL/REUTERS

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Man carrying his belongings searches for a safe place to take shelter after an earthquake, in Kathmandu STRINGER/NEPAL/REUTERS

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Bell of a temple lies in the debris of the collapsed temple after an earthquake, in Kathmandu GOPEN RAI/REUTERS

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People run away from a landslide triggered by a tremor, after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, in Nyalam county CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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ISTAF Super Series Korea 2014-15 ACTION IMAGES/REUTERS

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ISAR dog handler Ostendorf prepares her dog 'Cooper' to board their flight to Nepal from Frankfurt airport WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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Tourists gather inside Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport a day after an earthquake, in Kathmandu ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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ISAR members board their flight to Nepal at Frankfurt airport WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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Indian military personnel stand next to a military aircraft at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport a day after an earthquake, in Kathmandu ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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ISAR members arrive to board their flight to Nepal at Frankfurt airport WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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Airport officer writes queue numbers on Indians' hands as they queue up for an aircraft to evacuate to their country at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport a day after an earthquake, in Kathmandu ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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