Nepal quake kills nearly 2,000 - in pictures
A man is freed from the rubble of a destroyed building after an earthquake hit Nepal, in Kathmandu. A 7.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal destroying buildings in Kathmandu and surrounding areas, with nearly 2,000 expected dead. The epicentre was 80 kilometres northwest of Kathmandu. Narendra Shrestha / EPA
People search for survivors stuck under the rubble of a destroyed building, after an earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu, Nepal. Narendra Shrestha / EPA
Rescuers clear the debris at Durbar Sqaure after an earthquake in Kathmandu. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings. Niranjan Shrestha / AP
Survivors comfort one another after an earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu, Nepal. Narendra Shrestha / EPA
Nepalese rescue members and onlookers gather at the collapsed Darahara Tower in Kathmandu. Prakash Mathema / AFP
Health workers take care of injured people outside the Manmohan Memorial Community Hospital after an earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu. Narendra Shrestha / EPA
An injured man is transported into an open area following an 7.9 earthquake, at Lalitpur on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Prakash Mathema / AFP
A rescuer looks at a damaged house after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, in Xigaze Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The shallow earthquake struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday, killing more than 100 people, injuring hundreds and leaving a pall over the valley, doctors and witnesses said. Reuters
Nepalese health workers carry injured people into an open area following an 7.9 earthquake, at Lalitpur on the outskirts of Kathmandu on April 25, 2015. A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMA
Rescuers in Nepal searched frantically Sunday for survivors of a huge quake that killed nearly 2,000, digging through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu and airlifting victims of an avalanche at Everest base camp.
Terrified residents of Kathmandu were woken by fresh aftershocks in the worst disaster to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation in more than 80 years, with many forced to spend the night trying to sleep out on the streets and open ground in makeshift tents.
Published: April 26, 2015 04:00 AM