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Sunday, 28 January, 2001, 11:55 GMT
Pictures from quake epicentre
The town of Bhuj bore the brunt of Friday's disastrous earthquake in north-western India. Pictures that have emerged show the extent of the devastation.


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The main hospital was completely destroyed by the quake, burying doctors and nurses

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Rescuers dug frantically through the twisted rubble of buildings

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More than half the houses were flattened, making thousands homeless

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Gauriben Chantayi kisses her injured grandson Akash Bhavar, 8 who lost his mother in the quake

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A mother vents her grief at the loss of her son

hospital
Branches of trees and shrubs were being used to hang intravenous drip bottles

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In fear of aftershocks, thousands of people have fled Bhuj by vehicle or on foot, carrying their belongings



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