2016 Photo Contest, General News, Stories, 3rd prize

An Earthquake's Aftermath

Photographer

Daniel Berehulak

The New York Times

09 May, 2015

A helicopter delivers aid to villagers 100km northwest of Kathmandu, in Gumda, Nepal.

Just before noon on 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck northwest of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, followed by a series of severe aftershocks. More than 8,000 people were killed, and some 21,000 injured. Homes, buildings and temples were destroyed in the capital, but rural mountainous districts were hardest hit. Although relief teams arrived from around the world to assist, people in remote villages, rendered inaccessible by the quake, had initially to fend for themselves. Across the region some 2.8 million people were made homeless.

About

Daniel Berehulak

A native of Sydney, Australia, and a regular contributor to The New York Times, he has visited more than 60 countries covering history-shaping events, including the Iraq and Afgh...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/1000
Focal length
24.0 mm
F-Stop
16.0
ISO
1000

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