WEB DESK: Ten years ago– for several thousand people in Kashmir– all hell broke loose.
One of the deadliest earthquake in Pakistan’s history killed thousands and made 25000 people homeless.
Those were days when the Pakistani nation in droves reached to help its countrymen in trouble. Students, doctors, young and old flocked to Balakot— so much so that the government had to ask them to help from their homes– by collecting funds for the vicitms.
Here is a glimpse into that unforgettable day.
In this October 9, 2005 photo Shaheen, wounded in an earthquake, waits for medical help at Jabla village, near Uri, about 110 kilometers north of Srinagar- photo courtesy: google.sites
Man carries daughter through the rubble in Balakot.
14 October 2005, Earthquake victims fight for relief goods. Many had been hungry for days before relief finally reached them- AFP
The Pakistan Army drops relief goods from helicopters- AFP
Dec 03, 2005; Balakot, PAKISTAN; Aftermath of Pakistan Earthquake on October 8, 2005. Many shop keepers like this barber, MUHAMMAD JAWAID who lost their business shops in Balakot and now despite the lack of building structures have made attempt to return back to business. Against the backdrop of emergency tent shelters, Jawaid cuts Shahib Hussain’s hair and now trims his beard- Zuma Press
A Pakistani girl watches over Balakot as she stands outside a tent set up for survivors like her- AFP