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Surveying Earthquake Damage in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Nepal
By nomichele
29 Apr 2015

The earthquake, measuring 7.8 Richter, that hit Nepal on Saturday, April 25th, left  behind death and destruction. The capital Katmandu was heavily damaged, leaving temples, stores and buildings reduced to rubble.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

Earthquake survivors pass by collapsed buildings in Kathmandu.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

Three earthquake survivors (a women, man and child) sit amidst the rubble.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

Neighborhood residents sleep, wash, and cook behind the buddhist Stupa.

Every square, yard and open space in Kathmandu is now a camp for survivors who lost their homes in the earthquake.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

A man walks through Gangalal Marg, a busy path that connects the tourist area of Thamel with Basantapur and Durbar Square.

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Surveying Earthquake Damage in Kathma...
Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

Rubble and garbage from the earthquake litter the streets of Kathmandu.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

Rubble from Durbar Square's temples.

Policemen remove dangerous pieces of the Maju Dega Temple's ruins.

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Surveying Earthquake Damage in Kathma...
Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

Locals help salvage goods from a building deemed unsafe after an electrical fire. Power infrastructure was significantly damaged by the earthquake and locals now struggle to find electricity.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

Locals collect souvenir bricks from Darahara tower's pieces.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

The remains of the UNESCO-listed Dharahara Tower in Kathmandu.

It is unclear how many people were killed in the tower, one of the city's premier attractions for both locals and tourists.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

The remains of the UNESCO-listed Dharahara Tower in Kathmandu.

It is unclear how many people were killed in the tower, one of the city's premier attractions for both locals and tourists.

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Surveying Earthquake Damage in Kathma...
Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

Every square, yard and open space in Kathmandu is now a camp for survivors who lost their homes in the earthquake.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

Rubble and debris on street corner is Kathmandu.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

Trucks collect debris and rubble from Durbar Square's temples. Many of the most important buildings and temples in Kathmandu were destroyed by the earthquake.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

The entrance of Kakeshwar temple in Durbar Square ruined by the earthquake.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

An old woman watches the Taleju Temple in Durbar Square, one of the few temples that did not collapsed during the earthquake.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

A relief tent in Indra Chowk.

Every square, yard and open space in Kathmandu is now a camp for survivors who lost their homes in the earthquake.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

Every square, yard and open space in Kathmandu is now a camp for survivors who lost their homes in the earthquake.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

A woman stands behind a ruined building in Thamel, where shops, hotels and temples collapsed during the earthquake.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

The remains of a shop in the tourist district of Thamel.

This picture shows the ground floor of a 6 floor building that is leaning on the neighboring building and could collapse at anytime.

The entire area is not safe, with many damaged and unstable buildings.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

The building housing the tourist shop in Thamel leans on the neighboring building and could collapse at anytime.

The entire area is not safe, with many damaged and unstable buildings.

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Kathmandu,
By nomichele
27 Apr 2015

The remains of a collapsed house in Kathmandu's Chhetrapati Chowk.

This building was severely damaged after the 1934 earthquake.

Luckily, the family that was living there during the 2015 earthquake evacuated as soon as the first tremor came and nobody was injured.

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Yemeni Civilian Victims Describe Last...
Sanaa
By Yousef Mawry
21 Apr 2015

Sanaa, Yemen
April 21, 2015

This video shows several Yemenis, including children, at a hospital in Sanaa. The victims were severely injured in an airstrike that targeted a Houthi-held military base in the Sanaa suburb of Faj Attan on April 20. Civilian neighborhoods located about 5 km away from the base were severely damaged.

The interviewed patients recall the last moments before they were hit. One of the children says that he was injured while he was on the street, trying to make a living by selling a traditional plant used for brushing teeth called miswak.

According to the Yemeni official news agency Saba, at least 25 people were killed and 398 others wounded in the attack.

TRANSCRIPT

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abdullah Mohamed Gushab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
00:18 – 00:28

"I was selling miswaq in Jamaal Street. The attack began and then the explosion hit me. Q: There was an airplane?
A: An airplane."

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Mohamed Gushab, The father of a civilian injured in an airstrike
00:29 – 00:52

"He was just selling miswaq in order to provide food for the family. He was in Tahrir Square and then the plane launched a strike and he was hit. He was injured severely. A benefactor found him and took him to the hospital."

SOUNDBITE (English, Man) Emanual Abdullah, A civilian injured in an airstrike
01:10 – 01:41

“I come from Faj Attan. And I as inside my house, so I was about coming out when I had the bomb blast in front of my house. I was thinking all over my life and the big block smashed my head. That is how I got the injury. And the doctor is saying something about making an operation on me tomorrow. So… that is just it.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abd al-Wahab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
02:00 – 02:28

"The first explosion was light. I went to see where it had hit and then the second missile was launched and I did not expect the strike to be that strong. I thought I was in a horror movie. I tried to run and the door of the store fell on my back. I then tried to run again but the debris hit me and I was injured."

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Neighborhood Damaged From Airstrike o...
Sanaa
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Sanaa, Yemen

April 20, 2015 

These photos, taken in the aftermath an airstrike against the Scud missile base at Faj Attan outside Sanaa, show large-scale destruction in a civilian neighborhood. A huge explosion injured many people inside their homes, while cars in queues at petrol stations, about 4 km away from the base were completely wrecked.

The base is under the control of pro-Houthi Yemeni army units. It has been targeted several times by airstrikes since the start of the Saudi-led campaign Decisive Storm.  

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Most houses in the vicinity of the Faj Attan base were severely damaged during airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

A large pillar of smoke resulting from airstrikes on the Faj Attan base is seen from about 5 km away.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

People carry an injured civilian into a hospital following airstrikes against Faj Attan military base.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Even buildings that were relatively distant from the targeted base in Fah Attan were damaged in the airstrikes.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This car was parked in a queue at a petrol station near Faj Attan military base when shrapnel landed on it.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

People gather to inspect this car, which was destroyed while parked in a queue at a petrol station near Faj Attan military base.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Bomb shrapnel landed some 4 km away from the targeted base and hit several cars that were queuing at a petrol station. Luckily, the owner of this car was not hurt.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Bystanders inspect civilian cars that were severely damaged in the bombing of the nearby base of Faj Attan.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This injured man was at home at the time of the bombing of the military base in Faj Attan near Sanaa. His house was severely damaged.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

These fragments, believed to be from ammunition stored in Faj Attan base, landed in a civilian neighbor several kilometers away.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Several residential buildings near the targeted base in Faj Attan, in the outskirts of Sanaa were severely damage in the bombing.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This family was forced to leave its home, which was severely damaged during the bombing of the nearby military of Faj Attan.