After the Quake

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After the Quake


Espen Rasmussen



Verdens Gang


The earthquake in Kashmir, Pakistan, on the 8th of October 2005, killed more than 80.000 people. The city of Balakot was one of the worst hit towns, as it was close to where the 7.6-magnitude quake was centered. Three months after the earthquake, around three million people are still homeless, living in cold tents and collapsed ruins high up in the wintercold mountains. The reliefwork is going on with trucks and helicopters, but the aid are often halted because of the hard winter. Friday prayer on the collapsed mosque in Balakot. More than 3 000 are gathered on the ruins of the main mosque. Balakot, Pakistan, January 27, 2006.


Espen Rasmussen, "After the Quake," in POYi Archive, Item #46197, (accessed March 17, 2018).

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