After the Quake



Photo Title

After the Quake

Photographer/Creator

Espen Rasmussen

Collection

Publisher

Verdens Gang

Caption/Description

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.

Citation

Espen Rasmussen, "After the Quake," in POYi Archive, Item #46197, http://archive.poyi.org/items/show/46197 (accessed January 16, 2018).

Date Added

05.03.2011