On April 25th last year, a massive earthquake rocked Nepal, destroying thousands of lives and causing large-scale damage to property. Considered the worst earthquake in Nepal’s history, it measured 7.8 on the Richter scale. The intensity of the earthquake was so high that multiple aftershocks were felt across the region.

A year later, these images give a glimpse of how things have changed.


Approximately 9,000 people were victims of the tragedy. The magnitude of the destruction was enormous and the after effect was so intense that the country is still recovering from the shock that entirely changed their lives.

b”xc2xa0Nepalese people light up candles in the shape of the Dharahara Tower, center and the Kasthamandap temple, top left, which were destroyed in last year’s devastating earthquake at the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday | Source: PTI”
b’Sangita Bhattarai reaches for her crutches at the Physical Rehabilitation Center which treats earthquake victims, during her physiotherapy in Kathmandu, Nepal April 4, 2016′

The fear and trauma of the massive earthquake continues to haunt people.

b’A man smokes a cigarette while sitting on top of the debris of houses damaged during the earthquake last year in Bhaktapur, Nepal | Source: Reuters’

(With inputs from Agencies)