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The devastating temblor on Saturday has wiped out entire villages, damaged roads and knocked out electricity and water supplies in remote, mountainous parts of Pakistan and India.

In Jammu and Kashmir, the beautiful landscape has changed to a heap of rubble.

Voluntary organisations like Human Aid Society from Baramullah and government departments have responded to the task of rescuing survivors in the hilly terrain where roads have vanished and landslides have made it impossible to reach some areas.

In many areas, sludge has mixed with the river water leading to a shortage of safe drinking water.

Jawans and the civilians are working together in providing relief and rescue and this means a lot in this region where the Indian army has been viewed with suspicion over the years.

Injured women in an India Air force helicopter alongside journalists enroute from Tangdar to Srinagar.

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Photograph: SJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

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