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    CURRENT ISSUE OCTOBER 24, 2005
 
   COVER STORY: KASHMIR QUAKE
 
Paradise Lost

Families are wiped out, towns reduced to rubble, survivors suffer as relief falls short. People on both sides of the LoC unite in misery as the worst ever disaster rocks Kashmir.
 
 

 

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VALLEY OF THE DEAD: (Right) Balakot in PoK, one of the worst-hit towns, is now a stretch of wasteland with flattened villages and collapsed buildings. Misery swathes the region that was rocked by an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale. Little Nahida Kouser, recovering in Jammu, is among the lucky few survivors (left).
* Rough estimates. Figures likely to change.

 

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ENDLESS AGONY: In Muzaffarabad in PoK, where a stadium turned into a refugee centre, a soldier helps an injured boy onto a US Forces chopper. Thirty nations have rushed supplies to Pakistan, with the US giving an initial aid of $50 million (Rs 210 crore). URBAN NIGHTMARE: In Islamabad, people are still counting the bodies as rescue teams scrape the ruins of the Margalla Towers. An Indian Air Force plane delivered 25 tonnes of supplies, the first aid airlift between the two nations since 1971.

 

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SORROW: In Muzaffarabad, a mother mourns her daughter; (right) in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), French rescue workers search for survivors in the debris of a school building. Most of the casualties were children attending school. The figures are not in but a generation is lost..

 

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COLD COMFORT: In Balakot, where roads are cut off by landslides, a man carries his injured child to safety. Before help reached, people scoured the wreckage with bare hands to rescue victims.

 

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HOPE AND DESPAIR: Indian soldiers fly the injured from the devastated Uri sector to Srinagar. (right) On other side of the LoC, there is little dignity in death as bodies are laid in endless mass graves.

 

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TOO LITTLE TOO LATE: (left) In NWFP, a boy waits for treatment in a makeshift hospital; (below) in Muzaffarabad, residents reach out for old clothes and food packets. But in many mountainous areas, relief has still not arrived, people are spending cold nights in the open and children are dying..

 

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