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Searching through the rubble

By Sami Siva

7 May 2015

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: After the devastation of the earthquake, a remote village in Nepal looks for its missing children.
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Women in the family prepare dinner as the men try to fix a wire to tap electricity being delivered to a neighbouring village.

Women in the family prepare dinner as the men try to fix a wire to tap electricity being delivered from a neighbouring village.
All photos by Sami Siva. See more images here.

The April 2015 earthquake has caused the death of more than 7500 people and has left tens of thousands displaced. Access to remote villages has been cut off due to landslides and damaged roads, making it difficult for search and rescue teams to reach the victims.

I travelled to Pading, a village in Sindupalchowk district, along with Myngma Tamang, a mother of three, who was airlifted from her village to get treatment for her trauma injuries.  She returned to her village to look for her five-year-old daughter who was yet to be found.

 These images from Pading show daily life in the aftermath of the earthquake.

~Sami Siva is a photographer based in New Delhi.

~Also see ‘Notes from the field’, where we bring stories of the people and places that have been affected by the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

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