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Nepal Earthquake: Aerial Pictures Show How Nepalese Villagers Are Surviving After Devastating Natural Disaster

06/05/2015 16:50 BST | Updated 06/05/2015 20:59 BST

These aerial photographs show how Nepalese villagers are surviving in makeshift tents and relying on food drops after a huge earthquake hit Kathmandu.

The devastating quake left over 7000 people dead and many more trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear rubble. As aftershocks continue to shake the capital, many people remain afraid to return to their homes.

Police say about one-third of Kathmandu's population has left the city since the earthquake. Many others have moved in with relatives, while some are staying in tents in open areas.

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Nepalese villagers wave after collecting aid dropped by an Indian helicopter on May 6, 2015 in Khanigaun.

The confirmed death toll from the quake rose to 7,652, with more than 14,500 injured, Deputy Inspector General of Police Kamal Singhbam said in Kathmandu.

In the capital Kathmandu, more than a thousand engineers were checking damaged houses and advising people about whether they are safe. Around 13,000 families have requested inspections of their homes since the massive magnitude-7.8 earthquake near Kathmandu on April 25, Nepal Engineers Association General Secretary Kishore Kumar Jha said.

The association, which has 2,000 civil and structural engineers, has set up phone lines for people to request inspections. "We have been receiving calls constantly. We are trying to reach as many people as possible," Jha said.

Rescue Operations Continue In Rural Nepal Following Devastating Earthquake