Before And After Drone Shots Captures Devastation Of Nepal Landmarks

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Saturday’s earthquake that hit Nepal has received plenty of media coverage, and quite rightly so. The death toll has reached over 4,000 people so far, leaving families destitute and impoverished. Drone footage has also captured the devastation of cultural landmarks left in the aftermath.

The United Nations has estimated 1.4 million people will require food aid and almost 8,000 people are injured as a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The total economic cost of the earthquake and the aftershocks is expected to exceed $10 billion – Nepal’s GDP in 2013 was only $19.29 billion.

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The before and after images show how the earthquake flattened many of the country’s historic structures, as well as residential buildings.

Tara Goan Park, Katmandu

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Source: DigitalGlobe FirstLook

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Narayanhiti Palace Heliport, Katmandu

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Source: DigitalGlobe FirstLook

Guita Dumar, Patan

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Source: DigitalGlobe FirstLook

In rural areas 90% of the people have been affected by the calamity and have lost their homes and livestock and have no way of getting food. Facebook have promised to match any donations made.


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New York Times

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