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Tuesday, 6 February, 2001, 10:43 GMT
Indian earthquake
A woman clutches her daughter outside her ruined home
Thousands of people perish in an earthquake that struck the state of Gujarat in western India on Friday. New tremors and hunger and thirst add to the anguish of tens of thousands of homeless survivors.




February 6

Shattered families

Children are among the most vulnerable victims of the disaster
Children are among the most vulnerable victims of the disaster

The smallest victims of India's massive earthquake 10-days ago are the region's children. Many survived because they were outdoors participating in Republic Day activities...while many of their parents either died or fled the destruction.

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Two survive 10-day quake ordeal

Bhuj residents queue for aid supplies
Bhuj residents queue for aid supplies

Indian soldiers dig two survivors out of the rubble of their apartment, 10 days after the quake which devastated Gujurat.

 Click here to watch a report from the BBC's Mike Wooldridge




February 2

The epicentre of the disaster

The earthquake's epicentre
The earthquake's epicentre

The village closest to the earthquake's epicentre is flattened, but miraculously just 22 people are killed out of a population of 7,000.

 Click here to watch a report from the BBC's Clive Myrie in Bhuj




February 1

Health threat after India quake

Aid is arriving but distribution is difficult
Aid is arriving but distribution is difficult

Decomposing corpses and contaminated water supplies pose a serious threat to the survivors of India's devastating earthquake.

 Click here to watch a report from the BBC's Clive Myrie in Bhuj


February 1

UK charities in quake appeal

There are fears of an epidemic among the survivors
There are fears of an epidemic among the survivors

A group of the UK's leading charities launch a joint appeal to raise money to help victims of the Gujarat earthquake.

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January 31

Earthquake aid pours into India

The search continues in Bhuj
The search continues in Bhuj

Survivors continue to emerge from the debris, but hundreds of thousands are left without water or electricity in the area around the epicentre.

 Click here to watch a report from the BBC's Clive Myrie in Bhuj


January 30

Leg amputation saves teenage boy

Doctors hold the head of a teenage boy trapped in rubble
Doctors hold the head of a teenage boy trapped in rubble

A teenage boy, who was trapped in the remains of a building in Gujarat, is saved as doctors amputate his leg in order to release him. The BBC's Jill McGivering reports from the scene.

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January 29

Trapped victims are pulled out of the debris

One victim's feet poking out of the rubble
One victim's feet poking out of the rubble

Fewer and fewer people are pulled out alive. One lucky 70-year-old woman is rescued and a teenage boy remains trapped as a rescue team considers how to get him out. The BBC's Brian Barron reports from south west India.

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Indian aid effort struggles to cope

Women line up for relief aid in Bhuj
Women line up for relief aid in Bhuj

India's military launches an unprecedented relief operation for quake survivors in Gujarat, where about 20,000 people are feared dead. The BBC's Caroline Wyatt is in Bhuj.

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Race against time

Mamta Ramveer, aged 10, recovers from her injuries after her school collapsed
Mamta Ramveer, aged 10, recovers from her injuries after her school collapsed

Foreign rescue teams join the search for survivors in the ruins of the worst hit towns and cities - but time is running out for anyone left alive. The BBC's Mike Wooldridge is in Bhuj - near the epicentre of the quake.

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Mounting death toll

A volunteer helper wearing a face-mask surveys the rubble
A volunteer helper wearing a face-mask surveys the rubble

The death toll rises from hour to hour, as rescuers backed by the army search for those still trapped by rubble. The BBC's Jill McGivering is in Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

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Intense rescue attempts

A volunteer uses a sledgehammer to break up debris
A volunteer uses a sledgehammer to break up debris

Rescue teams, including workers from the UK, fly to the disaster area to search for survivors. The BBC's Terry Stiastny reports on British efforts to help and rescue the earthquake victims.

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Fears of UK relatives

A homeless family waits for transport out of their devastated village of Boundi in Gujarat
A homeless family waits for transport out of their devastated village of Boundi in Gujarat

The families abroad of people in the earthquake zone face an anxious wait for news of their loved ones. The BBC's Rebecca Jones reports from the East Midlands on how people with relatives in India are coping.

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Rival offers the hand of help

Rescue workers clear debris at a collapsed building
Rescue workers clear debris at a collapsed building

India's traditional enemy, Pakistan, puts aside differences with its neighbour to offer relief aid for victims of the disaster. The Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Kader Jaffer speaks about the rescue efforts.

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