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Nepal Earthquake Pictures Show Sheer Apocalyptic Devastation From Epicenter

29/04/2015 12:34 BST | Updated 29/04/2015 12:59 BST

As the death toll from the Nepal earthquake passes 5,000, tens of thousands of others have been left homeless and struggling to survive.

The United Nations estimated that eight million people had been affected and just under 10,000 injured.

Temples and homes have been reduced to rubble leaving survivors to sift through and salvage as many belongings they can. It's been reported one family lost 18 members in a single house collapse.

"I don't know why this happened. But I don't blame anyone. I don't blame the government, I don't blame the gods, you can't escape the rules of this life. None of us escape the fact that one day you'll have to leave it," said one father who lost his 21-year-old daughter.

Thousands of people were lining up at bus stations in Kathmandu where the government is providing free transportation for people hoping to travel to their hometowns and villages after sleeping on open grounds for four nights to be safe from the aftershocks.

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Riot police struggled to hold back residents trying to leave Kathmandu as anger mounted at the lack of buses being laid on by the authorities.

It will still take time for the food and other supplies to reach survivors in remote communities who have been cut off by landslides, said Geoff Pinnock, a World Food Program emergencies officer.

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