Have been reading the powerful and shattering Reporters’ log: S Asia earthquake at BBC News:

I am looking at what remains of the main boys school in Balakot. Its green metal roof has collapsed on top of heaps of wood and stone rubble. Local people are pulling at the wreckage, just using their hands.

They are still finding many bodies underneath. I just saw two brought out and there are 12 more laid out nearby. People told me there were several hundred boys here when the earthquake hit. They believe most of them are dead.

The smell of decaying bodies hangs in the air. It is a similar scene across this devastated town, where at least 80 percent of the buildings have been levelled. Most of the market is destroyed.

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