Aftershock: Scenes from Nepal

  • Nepalese rescue personnel help a trapped earthquake survivor as his friend lies dead next to him in Swyambhu, in Kathmandu on April 26, 2015. 
  • People fetch water from the stone taps next to Patan Darbar Square in Lalitpur, Nepal, which was destroyed in the massive earthquake, on April 27, 2015.
  • Rescue team members search for bodies in the debris of a collapsed temple at Basantapur Durbar Square on April 27, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. 
  • A member of the Indian Air Force carries a Nepalese child who was wounded in Saturday€™s earthquake, to a waiting ambulance as the mother rushes to join after they were evacuated from a remote area at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal April 27, 2015. 
  • Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay walks by one of the collapsed temples at Basantapur Durbar Square on April 27, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. 
  • An injured boy sleeps on the ground outside the overcrowded Dhading hospital, in the aftermath of Saturday’s earthquake, in Dhading Besi, Nepal on April 27, 2015. 
  • Nepalese villagers watch as an Indian Air Force’s helicopter on earthquake rescue operation prepares to land at Trishuli Bazar in Nepal, on April 27, 2015. 
  • Nepalese soldiers unload relief material brought in an Indian Air Force helicopter for victims of Saturday’€™s earthquake at Trishuli Bazar in Nepal, on April 27, 2015.
  • Nepalese soldiers carry a wounded woman to a waiting Indian air force helicopter as they evacuate victims of Saturday’s earthquake from Trishuli Bazar to Kathmandu airport in Nepal, on April 27, 2015.
  • People search for survivors under the rubble of collapsed buildings in Kathmandu Durbar Square, after an earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. 
  • People search for family members trapped inside collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. 
  • Local people took shelter in a nearly undamaged building in the Bhaktapur area of Kathmandu, Nepal, April 26, 2015, 24 hours after a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake which so far has taken the lives of at least 2,400 people. 
  • The body of one of the victims of the earthquake that hit Nepal yesterday lays on the ground of a hospital on April 26, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. 
  • Relatives of a victim react after an earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. Temples have crumbled all over the city, and houses and walls have collapsed. 
  • Rescue workers sifting the ruins of a building for possible survivors in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. 
  • Rescue workers sift through the ruins of a building for possible survivors in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. 
  • The body of one of the victims of the earthquake that hit Nepal yesterday lays on the floor ready for cremation on April 26, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. 
  • Nepalese policemen try to rescue a woman from the rubble, a day after the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 26, 2015. Rescuers tried for 9 hours to free her, but she died before they could save her. 
  • A boy prepares to cook food outside a makeshift shelter on open ground after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 26, 2015.
  • Rescue team personnel carry an injured person towards a waiting rescue helicopter at Everest Base Camp on April 26, 2015, a day after an avalanche triggered by an earthquake devastated the camp. 
  • An injured person is loaded onto a rescue helicopter at Everest Base Camp on April 26, 2015, a day after an avalanche triggered by an earthquake devastated the camp. 
  • Nepalese people look at a cracked road after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. 
  • People gather the morning after an earthquake that killed more than 2,000 people, in Kathmamdu, Nepal, April 26, 2015. Many more are feared trapped under rubble after Nepal’s worst earthquake in over 80 years. 
  • Nepalese residents mourn the death of a relative following an earthquake, at a mass cremation at Pashupatinath in Kathmandu on April 26, 2015. 
  • People read newspapers on the street a day after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 26, 2015.
  • Earthquake injured Nepalese man Suresh Parihar plays with his daughter Sandhya at a hospital, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. 
  • People search for family members trapped inside collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday. 
  • People burn victims’ bodies at a mass cremation at Pashupatinath in Kathmandu, April 26, 2015. Rescue efforts intensified on Sunday, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals continue to pose challenges. 
  • People sleep outside on a street a in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal’s capital and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. 
  • Family members of earthquake victims mourn during early morning, a day after a massive earthquake, in Kathmamdu, Nepal, 26 April 2015. 
  • A Buddha statue is surrounded by debris from a collapsed temple in the UNESCO world heritage site of Bhaktapur on April 26, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. 

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A major aftershock hit the Kathmandu area of Nepal on Sunday, terrifying locals as rescuers dug for survivors of a devastating earthquake on Saturday which left more than 2,200 people dead.

The United States Geological Survey said the tremor registered an initial 6.7 magnitude — compared with the day earlier’s 7.8 magnitude quake.

The aftershock sparked screams and sent terrified people into the streets of Kathmandu. At the city’s airport, the floor rolled with the tremor. Passengers rushed past the immigration desks and customs officials abandoned their seats, rushing to take cover along a row of pillars as the building shook and lights briefly went out.

On Mount Everest — where an avalanche triggered by Saturday’s quake killed at least 17 people — climbers reported further avalanches.

Officials said Sunday that the toll from Saturday’s earthquake had exceeded 2,200 people, according to Reuters and the Associated Press. At least three U.S. citizens were confirmed dead, according to a State Department official. The official declined to comment further “out of respect for the privacy of those affected.”

The collection of images above shows scenes of catastrophe and resilience as rescue efforts continued through Sunday.

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