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Nepal quake-hit villages struggle with reconstruction

Updated : April 26, 2019 09:47 AM IST

Four years since a catastrophic earthquake destroyed much of central and eastern Nepal, a remote Himalayan area is still reeling with what looks like irreparable damage.

A Nepalese reconstruction labourer works on a reconstruction site in Basantapur Durbar square on the anniversary of the 2015 earthquake, in Kathmandu. The violence of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and left countless towns and villages across central Nepal in shambles. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
A Nepalese reconstruction labourer works on a reconstruction site in Basantapur Durbar square on the anniversary of the 2015 earthquake, in Kathmandu. The violence of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and left countless towns and villages across central Nepal in shambles. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli centre garlanded, inspects the reconstruction site of a temple which collapsed in the 2015 earthquake. The violence of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and left countless towns and villages across central Nepal in shambles. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli centre garlanded, inspects the reconstruction site of a temple which collapsed in the 2015 earthquake. The violence of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and left countless towns and villages across central Nepal in shambles. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli writes his remarks in front of the Kasthamandap temple which collapsed in the 2015 earthquake, during a function to mark the anniversary of the quake in Kathmandu.  (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli writes his remarks in front of the Kasthamandap temple which collapsed in the 2015 earthquake, during a function to mark the anniversary of the quake in Kathmandu.  (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli waves to media as he inspects reconstruction of the Kasthamandap temple which collapsed in the 2015 earthquake. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli waves to media as he inspects reconstruction of the Kasthamandap temple which collapsed in the 2015 earthquake. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, front left, inspects the reconstruction of the Kasthamandap temple. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, front left, inspects the reconstruction of the Kasthamandap temple. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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