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An Earthquake's Aftermath


Daniel Berehulak

The New York Times

08 May, 2015

Bishnu Gurung (center) weeps as the body of her three-year-old daughter Rejina is recovered from the rubble of their family home Gumda, Nepal, after a 13-day search.

Just before noon on 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck northwest of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, followed by a series of severe aftershocks. More than 8,000 people were killed, and some 21,000 injured. Homes, buildings and temples were destroyed in the capital, but rural mountainous districts were hardest hit. Although relief teams arrived from around the world to assist, people in remote villages, rendered inaccessible by the quake, had initially to fend for themselves. Across the region some 2.8 million people were made homeless.

About the photographer

Daniel Berehulak

A native of Sydney, Australia, and a regular contributor to The New York Times, he has visited more than 60 countries covering history-shaping events, including the Iraq and Afgh...

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