Photos Of The Nepal Earthquake Are Expectedly Harrowing
A massive earthquake hit Nepal and its capital city and largest city on Saturday and the BBC reports that at least 876 people are dead, with many others feared trapped and buried in the rubble. The quake, which clocked in at a magnitude of 7.8, destroyed the spiritual and historical city of Katmandu, the NY Times reports. Additionally, there was an avalanche on Mt. Everest, and four to eight climbers are feared dead. In neighboring India, 34 deaths have been reported. The photos from the earthquake in Nepal are terrifying, and need come with a warning about their graphic nature. (Update: The death toll has now risen to over 3,800, and more than 6,000 people are thought to be injured.)
Much like any photo gallery of a natural disaster, the images paint a detailed portrait of a loss, of death, and of hope. The citizens and tourists of Katmandu and its nearby towns suffered and will suffer immensely after Saturday's earthquake — for context, the 2010 Haiti earthquake that devastated the island nation hit 7.0 on the richter scale. But there's reason to believe Nepal will bounce back. The Wall Street Journal reports that there have been seven major earthquakes in Nepal (one in 1934 killed more than 16,000 people, and one in 1988 killed a thousand) so while the small nation has been hugely impacted on April 25, 2015, there's reason to believe it will be rebuilt.
Warning, some images are graphic:
Images: Getty Images