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Even as fresh tremors and aftershocks continue to jolt parts of Jammu and Kashmir creating panic among the people, rescue operations were on in full swing.

In Srinagar, government officials said several bodies were recovered from the debris of houses in Tangdhar and Uri.

As army and air force personnel access areas untouched earlier, the picture of devastation and death in the Valley is becoming clearer.

The army has shifted hundreds of injured to army hospitals and the Indian Air Force, besides rushing planeloads of medicines and relief equipment, also airdropped 5,000 food packets in areas which were not accessible by road or foot.

Indian soldiers stand guard as earthquake victims get milk powder and water, a day after a powerful earthquake hit the region, in Salamabad, Jammu and Kashmir.

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Photograph: RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images

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